Friday, August 14, 2009

People are pattern seeking primates

From The Chicago Tribune:
When asked about climate change, half of Americans recently polled by the Pew Research Center and the American Association for the Advancement of Science said they didn't believe in it. (Nearly all scientists said they did.) And how many of us, when Michael Jackson died, thought yes, of course, he completes the Ed McMahon-Farrah Fawcett trio? Scientists say this is no surprise. We're wired to do this. Our brains are great at solving scientific puzzles -- and to leading us to believe that celebrities live and die under different rules of the universe than the rest of us.[1]


[image] "Examples Of Kinetic Illusions In Op Art" Popgive blogsite: Funny stuff, Videos, Pictures, Gadgets, Bizarre, and much more (Accessed August 4, 2009)

[1] Trine Tsouderos "Humans often deny science while trying to find meaning in patterns" Chicago Tribune August 4, 2009.

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