Our biases get in the way of understanding human behaviour
We like to think people with different political views are psychologically differentSimon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesBy Simon OxenhamCan we ever study ourselves without our expectations affecting our conclusions? A damning report suggests that bias on the part of researchers has made vast numbers of studies in social psychology unreliable. Social...
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its component fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark