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#11707 - 08/25/06 12:54 PM Re: Normal Human Behaviour
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Originally posted by soilguy:
Over my lifetime, I've come to the conclusion that many decisions are made based on sub-conscious feelings, and later facts are cherry-picked to back the decisions with *reasoning.*
Yes, that is known in the trade as confirmation bias.
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#11708 - 08/25/06 02:33 PM Re: Normal Human Behaviour
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Originally posted by DA Morgan:
Please define 'missed up'. I have no idea what that means.
things like fighting amoung ourselves over small things like which person was the annoited one, or who was gods son or did he have any real power.

things like not taking responsibility for our actions as a group, or even our responsibility as a part of that group.

things like not being willing to give other people the same rights and respects that we demand for outselves.

some of us do these things individually, but as a race, no.
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#11709 - 08/25/06 04:45 PM Re: Normal Human Behaviour
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Originally posted by DA Morgan:
It is not a case that lies and deception come with consideration of the events ... but rather self-deception and dissembling is the instinctive response.
This might be a natural (instinctive?) use of Occam's Razor. When information comes in that doesn't fit the model a person has been using, the first reaction is to question the new information, rather than the model.
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#11710 - 08/25/06 09:25 PM Re: Normal Human Behaviour
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Good point.
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