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Wikipedia has a list of cognitive biases page, upon which is a list
what seems to want to be pretty much every single observation
about life or the way phenomena happens or just the general
occurrences we all live through. All they've done in most cases is
some perfectly usual situation, tacked the word
'effect' or 'bias' or 'fallacy' on the end, and there's your new
bias to add to the list.
I propose a new one of those, which I will term the 'Listing
Biases' effect, in which it can be observed that itself is happening.
Obviously none of these cognitive biases must've existed before
people were able to put a name to each and every one of them,
unexpectedly, the very naming of them actually produces the very
effect this cognitive bias refers to - ie, the production of a list of
List of cognitive biases
[Ian Tindale, Apr 26 2017]
||I think that what you have stumbled upon, [Ian] my old china syndrome, is that basic fact that psychology is basically bollocks. It's not quite as much bollocks as philosophy, but it's still basically bollocks.
||On the other hand, that may just be my bias.
||Not entirely unlinked from a crime of passion or other shit-storms of cognitive biases. Human processing of information is just rubbish lets face it. Ultimately this is why people shouldn't own firearms or sharp objects.
||I could've told you that Ian would post this as he has a
predisposition towards such things. Pavlov's dog
did like pastries.