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Google Makes Another Huge Blunder: Firing Damore

First Mistake: They Forced Him to Go to a “Diversity Seminar” Harvard and MIT trained engineer James Damore loved working for Google. He felt free to work on things he enjoyed doing, and liked the people he worked with. But … Continue reading

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A World Full of Simplistic Logic

Humans base much of their lives on the flimsiest of logic. Most human brains are lazy, if not lazy and stupid. They will take a simple idea “that they just know is true,” then build wildly ambitious ideologies and belief … Continue reading

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Third World Applauds Groupthink in Science

Groupthink is a peculiar weakness of the human mind. In children, we call it “peer pressure.” In climate change, we call it “consensus.” Janis (1972)’s eight symptoms [of groupthink]: illusion of invulnerability collective rationalization belief in inherent morality stereotyped views … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being a Heretic

In a world where much of society — and even much of science — has succumbed to groupthink, it is refreshing to see a distinguished scientist who recognises the vital role of heretics in both science and society. As a … Continue reading

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