Lazy Thinking

This topic is closely related to the cognitive biases. Here, I want to give some every day examples of how we fool ourselves by taking shortcuts and not using our frontal lobes to find real answers…

I don’t know – therefore God is responsible.

I don’t know – therefore you can’t know either.

I’ve heard about it in my daily news infotainment show – therefore I have already an opinion and I won’t change it ever again.

Dunning-Kruger effect.

Correlation is the same as causation.

I know this pattern from somewhere else – therefore it is the same.

This article agrees with the opinion I already have – therefore it is true.

Fast & slow thinking