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Eyes bigger than plate

fairly typical. Nothing new on here for yonks. Spirit willing, flesh weak. Etc.


July 14, 2010 at 10:54 pm Leave a comment

They DO think we’re stupid

Just stumbled across the existence of this book by Julian Baggini-

Do They Think You’re Stupid?: 100 Ways of Spotting Spin and Nonsense from the Media, Celebrities and Politicians: 100 Ways of Spotting Spin and Nonsense from the Media, Pundits and Politicians

which looks rather good. Will buy and review.

April 23, 2010 at 10:46 pm Leave a comment

Word of the day- Apophenia

From wikipedia:

Apophenia is the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. The term was coined in 1958 by Klaus Conrad,[1] who defined it as the “unmotivated seeing of connections” accompanied by a “specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness”.

Yeah. That is what we do. Pattern recognition, only too well sometimes…

January 26, 2010 at 11:28 pm Leave a comment

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