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The Onion Goes Inside The Biased Mind

5 Post author: patrissimo 30 May 2009 05:33PM

A great piece from The Onion, inside the mind of someone arguing emotionally:  Oh, No! It's Making Well-Reasoned Arguments Backed With Facts! Run!

Pure genius.

Comments (3)

Comment author: PhilGoetz 31 May 2009 11:45:19PM 2 points [-]

Actually, I more highly recommend this:

Boy with freakish brain wins spelling bee

Comment author: nazgulnarsil 31 May 2009 08:49:06AM 2 points [-]

the problem with this sort of thing is that no one ever thinks that they're the ones being irrational. things like confirmation bias in particular lead people to think that they're making well reasoned arguments backed with facts.

Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 30 May 2009 06:05:28PM 0 points [-]

'tis a fine link, but you should just link, not reproduce the text of the article. Copyright issues, Google detecting spam blog issues. I've taken the liberty of editing, hope you don't mind.