Category Archives: Cognitive Bias

Hyper-Certainty Principle

Hyper-Certainty Principle: “Data quality and quantity is inversely related to advocacy certainty and ferocity.” -David Dilworth, 2008 Hyper-certainty is a cognitive bias which arises when less or weaker data inspires stronger advocacy than more or stronger data. This is dramatically … Continue reading

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“Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self-defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control.” – Noam Chomsky, Necessary Illusions I would add – citizens of Tyrannical societies do not have the luxury of learning such … Continue reading

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