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