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Confirmation bias

Post by DJ Droood » 19 Jan 2012, 14:55

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Re: Confirmation bias

Post by Merlyn » 19 Jan 2012, 15:10

The names were changed to protect the innocent :whistle:

Do you get the feeling that many on facebook are "pushing Christianity"?
The daily bible psalm, the confirmations that come from every possible facet of life?
"I believe in Christianity as I believe the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else" Amen... Not a seromn just a thought...
I do see once and a while a "Blessing of an equinox" and such. I sense the political correctness...

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Re: Confirmation bias

Post by treegod » 19 Jan 2012, 15:33

It's nice in a poetic sort of way, I can agree with the sentiments, if not the "facts".

Everyday the sun rises in the east I do feel inspired, perhaps even "god-inspired". But I swing towards poetic license, not confirmation bias, here. :wink:

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Re: Confirmation bias

Post by DJ Droood » 19 Jan 2012, 15:38

Merlyn wrote:Do you get the feeling that many on facebook are "pushing Christianity"?
I keep my FB fairly limited, and I don't have many "hard cores" in my friend's list....I have a handful of cousins who seem sort of religious...one posted a really dorky "Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus" video (which I was almost tempted to reply with a "Why I hate Fast Food but love Big Macs" video, but restrained myself to prevent a family feud.) I have a dearly beloved old friend from Uni who was, back in the day, a spiky-haired punk rocker..we lost touch for many years after he descended into a cocaine worm hole, and when he resurfaced on FB, he was freshly scrubbed and posting Christian music videos...I am glad he found a slightly safer drug. ...but I don't know....confirmation bias works both ways....I have chosen my side in the Culture War, and every picture of a kitten with "I can haz furgivness?" written on it might seem like a broadside...I tend to keep it light on FB...not too much personal information or religion and politics...sort of like conversation around the Christmas dinner table.
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Re: Confirmation bias

Post by DJ Droood » 19 Jan 2012, 15:39

treegod wrote:It's nice in a poetic sort of way, I can agree with the sentiments, if not the "facts".

Everyday the sun rises in the east I do feel inspired, perhaps even "god-inspired". But I swing towards poetic license, not confirmation bias, here. :wink:
The sunrise is my only real religion, so I get it....just thought the comment about the "out of focus camera" was funny (you have to scroll down a bit to see the punchline)

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Re: Confirmation bias

Post by Fiona The Bard » 19 Jan 2012, 17:53

DJ Droood wrote:he was freshly scrubbed and posting Christian music videos...I am glad he found a slightly safer drug.
:applause: :D

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Re: Confirmation bias

Post by treegod » 19 Jan 2012, 17:59

DJ Droood wrote:The sunrise is my only real religion,
Beautiful dude.
DJ Droood wrote:just thought the comment about the "out of focus camera" was funny (you have to scroll down a bit to see the punchline)
Ah, saw it but didn't get it at first. God playing tricks, I'm laughing now... :D

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Re: Confirmation bias

Post by Lily » 19 Jan 2012, 18:32

Here's confirmation bias for ya
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Re: Confirmation bias

Post by Forest Dryad » 19 Jan 2012, 19:15

I tried to look at this from so many angles that I've made myself dizzy - and I still can't see anything! I am hungry for toast though! :D
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Re: Confirmation bias

Post by treegod » 19 Jan 2012, 19:29

But it is Jesus, you only need to have recieved the Holy Spirit to see it. :old:

Bread is the body of Christ after all, toasted or not...

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Re: Confirmation bias

Post by DJ Droood » 19 Jan 2012, 20:16

And if you are tired of waiting for a miracle....
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Re: Confirmation bias

Post by Merlyn » 19 Jan 2012, 21:33

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ac yn nerth, ddeall;
ac yn neall, gwybod;
ac o wybod, gwybod yn gyfiawn;
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Re: Confirmation bias

Post by Lily » 19 Jan 2012, 22:50

I sure prefer it professionally made

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Re: Confirmation bias

Post by Aemilius » 19 Jan 2012, 23:23

He's back.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8hgPSwHnM8 Well.... for a minute anyway!
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