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  Its All Connected
Posted by: UglyNRude - Today, 06:53 AM - Forum: Misc. Paranormal - Replies (1)

What links creativity, conspiracy theories, and delusions? A phenomenon called apophenia.
In statistics, a problem akin to apophenia is a Type I error, or false positive. It means believing something is real when it isn’t, based on a misleading pattern in the data. The equal and opposite misstep, a Type II error, involves attributing a true relationship to chance. Defaulting to Type I thinking may have once conferred a survival advantage: Assume every rustle in the grass is a tiger, and you’ll last a lot longer than the carefree naïf who chalks each disturbance up to the wind. So,the theory goes http://www.scientificamerican.com/articl...ns/?page=1, human brains evolved into “belief engines” and “pattern-recognition machines,” keen to organize jumbled sensory inputs into meaningful data. We are also expert detectors of conspiracies in random events, whispers in radio static, and the Virgin Mary in grilled cheese. 

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and...liefs.html

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  Black Mirror
Posted by: Chevleia - Yesterday, 09:32 PM - Forum: Paranormal and Scary Books, Movies & TV - Replies (1)

Anyone here watch Netflix’s Black Mirror? I’m currently on the second season and it always makes me feel on edge and anxious after watching!

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