Podcast: The Amateur Society – Evidence And Explanation In The Fake News Era – 08.21.2018


Welcome back to The Amateur Society for a conversation about evidence. We have a tendency to believe that we are rational, that our beliefs are well-supported by evidence, and that we make decisions according to sound principles. However, more often than not we end up taking action based on whit, whim, instinct, and gut feeling. There isn’t enough time in the day to rigorously evaluate every decision, so we use heuristics and hopefully stumble into a result that isn’t completely disastrous. On this episode we talk about standards of evidence and how we evaluate the best explanations for said evidence. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society!

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2 thoughts on “Podcast: The Amateur Society – Evidence And Explanation In The Fake News Era – 08.21.2018

  1. Hey! Nice post!

    This sounds really interesting!

    Much of newer research reveals that gut decision tend to be the ones that yield much better outcomes than the ones driven by our rational brain.

    Would be interesting to get your view on this.

    Looking forward to reading more from you! 🙂


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