False science explains your doubting mind

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English: MRI coronal view of the amygdala

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Think something is wrong with what you’re being told? All those crazy media events like and got you wondering why your perception doesn’t match what you’re being told?

Clearly, your amygdala needs repair. Or medication.

No wonder so many people consider science a new religion.

h/t No Agenda Show at the 28:00 mark:


Whalen, a scientist at Dartmouth College who studies the amygdala, says it doesn’t exactly do anything on its own. Instead, the amygdala jump-starts the rest of the brain into analytical overdrive — prompting repeated reassessments of information in an attempt to create a coherent and understandable narrative, to understand what just happened, what threats still exist and what should be done now. This may be a useful way to understand how, writ large, the brain’s capacity for generating new narratives after shocking events can contribute to so much paranoia in this country.

via Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracy Theories – NYTimes.com.

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2 thoughts on “False science explains your doubting mind

  1. Aaron

    “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” -Ghandi

    Clearly we’re at the ridicule stage. Actually, that’s good news because it is a sign that TPTB realize that lots of people are waking up to the propaganda. Ignoring the minority opinion won’t work anymore.

    What an absurd article from the NY Times. Thinking critically about what the government/media presents to us? Clearly we must have some kind of brain disease. I guess it’s pretty serious.

    Excellent post as usual, Tim.


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