Why Americans Will Believe Almost Anything

Hm, I only had 3 entries last month. How pathetic. I’ll try to do better this month.I came across a great article regarding being critical of what often passes as being “news” and “scientific research” in this country. I hope you find it as enlightening as I did.

2 thoughts on “Why Americans Will Believe Almost Anything

  1. Appropriately enough, I learned that bit of trivia in an elective psychology class that I took at the University of Michigan called <a href="http://www.lsa.umich.edu/saa/publications/courseguide/spring&amp;summer/archive/spring&amp;summer.94/summer94.cg/psych.html&quot; rel="nofollow">Perception, Science, and Reality</a> (I figured it was at least marginally related to my studies in Artificial Intellegence at the time). Thanks for reminding me about that.On a somewhat related note, while I didn’t find the movie all that interesting, there’s a line in Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace where Qui Gonn Jin reminds Anakin Skywalker that <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120915/quotes&quot; rel="nofollow">"…your focus determines your reality."</a> This line probably went largely ignored by the general population of viewers, but it stood out to me as being fairly profound (at least in relation to the rest of the dialog) and I appreciated it all the more due to the fact that I was taking the previously mentioned psychology class around time that the movie came out.

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