Tag Archives: confirmation bias

The Scientific Christian, Part 3: The Spin Doctor


We have seen that Rev Dr Nick Hawkes, author of Who Ordered the Universe? is a master of the begged question, and we have seen that he is quite adept at quote-mining. Looking at chapter 2, The Evidence of God … Continue reading

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The Secret: shhhhh, pass it on.


I’m having another run-in with believers in the so-called ‘Law of Attraction’ at Steve Pavlina’s Personal Development for Smart People forum (now closed, Dec 2011 – I wonder why that is). Someone posted to share their unease about it, and I (as … Continue reading

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