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Errors in Thinking: Cognitive Errors, Wishful Thinking and Sacred Truths

Human Truth Foundation pages (49):

What Causes Religion and Superstitions?, in the following sections:

We Dislike Changing Our Minds: Status Quo Bias and Cognitive Dissonance, in the following sections:

The False and Conflicting Experiences of Mankind: How Other Peoples' Experience Contradict Our Own Beliefs, in the following sections:

What is Skepticism and Its Values?, in the following sections:

Pseudoscience and Health: The World of Alternatives (to Truth), in the following sections:

Pareidolia - Seeing False Patterns in Random Data: Faces in Toast, Bible Codes and Conspiracy Theories, in the following sections:

Selection Bias and Confirmation Bias, in the following sections:

Experiences of God are Illusions, Derived from Malfunctioning Psychological Processes, in the following sections:

Subjectivism and Phenomenology: Is Objective Truth Obtainable?, in the following sections:

General Neophobia in Everyday Life: Humankind's Fear of Progress and Change, in the following sections:

Why Question Beliefs? Dangers of Placing Ideas Beyond Doubt, and Advantages of Freethought, in the following sections:

Animism, in the following sections:

Astrology: Do Observed Positions of the Planets Influence Our Lives in Mystical Ways?, in the following sections:

Science and Religion, in the following sections:

Why are Our Memories Unreliable?, in the following sections:

Hyperactive Agent Detection Device (the Psychology of Religion and Superstition), in the following sections:

Broken Toys and Magical Thinking, in the following sections:

The Crabtree Scale of Sources: Who Can We Trust?: 0. (5/10) Expert Content

Predicting the Future: 2. Cataclysmic Predictions of the Effects of Technology

Souls do not Exist: Evidence from Science & Philosophy Against Mind-Body Dualism: 1. The Physical Brain is the Source of Emotions, Personality and Memory

Mass Belief and the False Consensus Effect: Everyone Believes It So It Must Be True!

Metaphysical Solipsism is Not True

We Easily Mislead Ourselves With Unfounded Stories

Happiness and Religion: Does Belief Make You Happy Or Does Unhappiness Make You Believe?: 1.1. Do Unhappy People Become More Religious? Is it a Coping Mechanism?

Opposites are Illusions

The Importance of Current Events is Amplified by our Egos: 1. Current Events and the Ego

Friedrich Nietzsche: 4. A Critical Thinker

The Christian Dark Ages of Europe: 2.4. Why Question Beliefs? Dangers of Placing Ideas Beyond Doubt, and Advantages of Freethought

Fundamentalism and Literalism in World Religions: 2. Why Question Beliefs? The Descent Into Uncompromising Fundamentalism

Religion and Intelligence: 4. The Benefits and Side-Effects of Questioning Beliefs

To Turn a Hypothesis Into a Theory, It Must Be Tested: 4. How to Deal With Ideas that Go Against Scientific Knowledge

What is Science and the Scientific Method?: 1.2. Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis - Overcoming Selection Bias

Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis - Overcoming Selection Bias

Human Story Telling: The Poor Accuracy of Oral Transmission

Perception is Influenced By Expectation: You Can't Always Trust Your Senses

Rationalism Versus Irrationality: Are Emotions Useful?

Check Your Facts on Facebook, Son

The Forer (or Barnum) Effect

Scientific Theories Must Make Way for New Evidence: 1. Errors in Thinking: Cognitive Errors, Wishful Thinking and Sacred Truths

Friedrich Nietzsche on Indispensable Falsehoods

Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs): 3. What We Learn From Skyhook Balloons

The Internal Challenges Facing Democracy: 3.4. Politicians' Reluctance to Analyse Contradictory Evidence

Anti-Religious Forces: Specific Factors Fuelling Secularisation: 2.4. Science

Spiritualism: 4.3. The Forer (Barnum) Effect

Don't Panic: The World is Not About to End and Western Culture is Safe: 1. Current Events and the Ego

God's Methods of Communication: Universal Truth Versus Hebrew and Arabic: 1. Oral Transmission

Statistical Regression: Causes of Strange Beliefs and Pseudoscience

Religion as the Result of Human Mythmaking: 2. Story Telling

Hallucinations, Sensory Deprivation and Fasting: The Physiological Causes of Religious and Mystical Experiences

Not from the Human Truth Foundation, but still relevant (3):

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