From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 17:24:02 -0000 Archived: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 12:40:28 -0500 Subject: Re: The Hidden Logic Of Deception >From: Steve Sawyer <stevesaw.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 07:38:33 -0800 >Subject: Re: The Hidden Logic Of Deception >>Source: ScientificAmerican.Com <snip> >Try this link for the SciAm article, instead: >http://bit.ly/vgdwi8 Thanks Errol and Steve, that's a great article. While reading it remembered some recent research results which show that we don't like being 'deceived' - even by Nature - but usually get over it pretty quickly. What we dislike much more is someone else _telling_ us we've been deceived or fooled. And that double- whammy seems to threaten nervous folk more than the rest of us - see www.sciencemag.org/content/321/5896/1667.abstract 'nervous people tend to be more dogmatic' www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/09/070911111852.htm 'dogmatics/skeptics tend to be blind to unexpected phenomena' As a result they tend to build up layers of self-deceit to shield them from possibly painful truths. We might see those layers as 'religious dogma', +/or 'political conviction', +/or various 'skepticisms' and even much of 'economics' and 'accepted science'. Cheers Ray D BTW - you'll see I've re-labelled those articles. For some media/controversy reason they originally had mis-leading 'political' labels for different people, so have tried for objectivity. I.e. terms like 'liberal' and 'conservative' mean different things to different folk - even in the same country. Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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