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  • Why You Can’t Help Believing Everything You Read

    Psyblog recently made a post about cognition and belief which could have interesting implications for the study of wisdom. " What is the mind's default position : are we naturally critical or naturally gullible? As a species do we have a tendency to behave like Agent Mulder from the X-Files...
     Posted by: wattawa
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  • The Evolution of Misbelief (2009)

    Ryan T. McKay, Daniel C. Dennett From an evolutionary standpoint, a default presumption is that true beliefs are adaptive and misbeliefs maladaptive. But if humans are biologically engineered to appraise the world accurately and to form true beliefs, how are we to explain the routine exceptions to this...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
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