Tag: Bias

Fresh AiR – S01:E04 – Scepticism

Tonight we introduce one of the founders of AiR, Kriss, as a regular Co-Host to Fresh AiR. We delve into scepticism, to find out what it really is. We look in to the key behaviors of a sceptic and when we have failed as sceptics ourselves. Contents of Scepticism A brief history of AiR. What is Scepticism? Types of Reasoning. Key behaviours of a sceptic. Specific forms of scepticism. Human Reason and Other Sources. Are most sceptics still sceptics? Useful…


Cognitive Bias

I’ve come across a lot of bias on the internet. I have even spoken at length in previous articles about Confirmation Bias, and how I have made mistakes through a cognitive bias to people I trust. I’ve noticed in conversations with people I felt I had a mutual respect with, they are often less inclined to listen if I suggest something they don’t agree with. This is amplified if the suggestion is something that is against the general atheist consensus…


Confirmation Bias: Fanboys, Fundamentalists, Conspiracy Theorists and our Tribal Nature

Fanboys, Fundamentalists, and Conspiracy theorists are the prime users of Confirmation Bias. In fact, everyone at some point has operated using confirmation bias based on their cognitive biases, but in most circumstances, you could drop them in to one of the above categories. So let’s start with some definitions of the terminology shall we? We don’t want any Conflated or Misunderstood terms, do we? Definitions Fanboy/Fangirl Someone who is obsessive, enthusiastic, and passionate over a topic/brand/toy etc. Generally, the thing…