Cognitive Fallacies, Part 2

[ This is post #10 in the series, “Finding reality in a post truth world.” ] This second part on cognitive fallacies will cover another four of the most important cognitive fallacies described in The Skeptics’ Guide, by Dr. Steven Novella. Dunning-Kruger Effect I described this in the post about conspiracy theories, so I won’t

Conspiracy Theories, Part 2

[ This is post #2 in the series, “Finding reality in a post truth world.” ] In Part 1, I looked at some of the more prominent conspiracy theories, their prevalence, and the dangers they pose. In Part 2, I’ll examine the underpinnings of conspiracy theories, showing how they rest on cognitive fallacies that we