Motivated reasoning, social influence: simplicity, perceived self-interest, incongruity, confidence, empathy

anecdote, emotion

conspiracy, fake experts, impossible standards, logical fallacies, manufacture doubt


informational cascade

intuitive errors: inattention blindness, believe that our memories are more reliable then they are, tendency to think someone is competent if they are confident, assumption that things that occur together must be causally related,

Life With Alacrity

© Christopher Allen