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Re: The Hidden Logic Of Deception

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.



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