Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Why are people losing their religion?

According to the article below, part of the reason is the internet — but that’s not the whole picture. (Also see post Will religion ever disappear?)

How the Internet Is Taking Away America’s Religion

Using the Internet can destroy your faith. That’s the conclusion of a study showing that the dramatic drop in religious affiliation in the U.S. since 1990 is closely mirrored by the increase in Internet use.

April 4, 2014 | MIT Technology Review

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January 2, 2015 Posted by | anthropology, behaviour, religion | , , , | 3 Comments

Rational and Irrational Thought: The Thinking that IQ Tests Miss

Also interesting, mentioned in the comment, is the Monty Hall Problem.

Rational and Irrational Thought: The Thinking that IQ Tests Miss

Why smart people sometimes do dumb things

Jan 1, 2015 | By Keith E. Stanovich | Scientific American

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