Today on the Cognitive Dissidents Podcast we talk about when it is a good time to get out of the boat. Using Mathew chapter 14 from the new testament as our backdrop we talk about why churches or religious institutions are useful and what purpose they serve and then turn our time to understanding that […]
Today on the Cognitive Dissidents Podcast we dive into the idea of the “Illusory Effect” which is the idea that the more we repeat, hear, or recall information the more we believe what it is that is being taught. We show how this psychological phenomenon is a tool that religions utilize in getting people to […]
Today we talk about the religious mechanism of doublespeak. The idea that a religious institution benefits from seeming holding multiple contradictory perspectives at the same time. That by having multiple contradictory messages simultaneously you maintain deniable plausibility on the problematic nature of any one issue perspective.
Today we introduce a NEW PODCAST , the “Cognitive Dissidents” Podcast. Hosted by Bill Reel this podcast will tend to focus more on the psychology of religious belief and the mechanisms in place that encourage us to hold that belief. We also want to spend time placing these mechanisms in the context of cognitive […]