Logical fallacies, cognitive biases, and more

    I always enjoy posts like this because I invariably learn something new. There’s some gems in here, some I hadn’t come across before, and some I had.

    There are plenty of logical fallacies and cognitive biases amongst the ideas, which reminds me of this from Buster Benson. I’ve had a large poster of the linked image on the wall of my home office and it was always something people commented on.

    The image illustrates a fragile glass world on the edge of a cliff, with a lone figure in red standing at the brink, against a backdrop of light and dark gray skies.
    Woozle Effect: “A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth.” - Daniel Kahneman.


    Fact-Check Scarcity Principle: This article is called 100 Little Ideas but there are fewer than 100 ideas. 99% of readers won’t notice because they’re not checking, and most of those who notice won’t say anything. Don’t believe everything you read.


    Emotional Competence: The ability to recognize others’ emotions and respond to them productively. Harder and rarer than it sounds.

    Source: 100 Little Ideas | Collab Fund Image: DALL-E 3

    Greatest films of all time?

    I confess to only having watched one of the top 10 films on this list, which is put together mainly be critics and people who work in the film industry. Must rectify that.

    On the other hand, I have watched seven of the top 10 films on the IMDB top 250 list…

    In 1952, the Sight and Sound team had the novel idea of asking critics to name the greatest films of all time. The tradition became decennial, increasing in size and prestige as the decades passed.

    The Sight and Sound poll is now a major bellwether of critical opinion on cinema and this year’s edition (its eighth) is the largest ever, with 1,639 participating critics, programmers, curators, archivists and academics each submitting their top ten ballot. What has risen up the ranks? What has fallen? Has 2012’s winner Vertigo held on to its title? Find out below.

    Source: The Greatest Films of All Time | BFI