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Intelligence and belief

Why do we believe weird things? As smart as we can be, why do we believe weird things? I am reminded of Michael Shermer’s view, when he’s asked why smart people believe weird things, like creationism, ghosts and (as with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) fairies: “Smart people are very good at rationalizing things they came… Continue reading Intelligence and belief

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The skeptacism of Flatearthers

Woke Sloth, a fun site to explore, wrote this article Flat-Earthers Have A Ridiculous New Theory That Involves Pac-Man.  You see it is hard to account for the known fact if you keep going East, you will traverse the globe. Or not? Apparently, you get to the 'edge' of the flat-earth and then timewarp to the… Continue reading The skeptacism of Flatearthers