the truth

The Misconception: We take randomness into account when determining cause and effect.

The Truth: We tend to ignore random chance when the results seem meaningful or when we want a random event to have a meaningful cause.

& (i’ve cherry picked)

The Misconception: Memories are played back like recordings.

The Truth: Memories are constructed anew each time from whatever information is currently available, which makes them highly permeable to influences from the present.

David McRaney, reported in the Independent here. I haven’t read the book. Yet.


some interesting stuff here: but flawed i think. consumerism is difficult to engage with because it demands that everything should be seen through the filter of consumerism, comment automatically becomes ideologically bound to the subject – the consumer and the process of consumerism. this for example – what the hell is this:




pencil on paper, 210 × 297 mm, 2012





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