Education often leads to intellectual arrogance and more bias

<quote>This is why it is a mistake to think that you can somehow ‘correct’ people’s views on an issue by giving them more facts, since study after study has shown that people have a tendency to selectively reject facts that don’t fit with their existing views. … … But smarter people shouldn’t be susceptible to … Continue reading Education often leads to intellectual arrogance and more bias

Misdiagnosed brain death = “miracle”!?

In response to this article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/lawyer-declared-brain-dead-wakes-up-after-calls-to-pull-plug-on-her tl;dr: Doctors diagnose brain death, but patient later fully recovers. The doctors who were guilty of malpractice (misdiagnosing a brain death) are getting off scot-free, as they watch the credulous laypeople celebrate their religious “miracle”. Win-win. There tends to be a stark contrast between how some laypeople interpret an event, … Continue reading Misdiagnosed brain death = “miracle”!?