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Delusions

April 10, 2017

Professors at North Carolina State University find that teaching research methodologies doesn’t help students think more critically. What succeeded in that, some, was teaching a course on fables and conspiracy theories.

State entomologists frequently encounter those who think they are suffering some bug infestation, but really aren’t. Delusional parasitosis may be more organic than a lapse in rationality — it’s hard to escape the feeling that some bug is biting you when you have that feeling. And here in south Texas, some bug often is biting you.

Stephen Law writes on why atheists and believers both see each other as unreasonable. Neil Carter writes more personally on losing faith.

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