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Tag: Irrationality

Het Denkgelag: Richard Dawkins & Lawrence Krauss share their passion for Science and Reason

Clinton Richard Dawkins is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and writer. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford’s Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008. Lawrence Maxwell Krauss is an American theoretical physicist and cosmologist who is Foundation Professor of the School of Earth …

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Laurie Santos: The Evolution of Irrationality – Insights from Primates

The ancestral history of humans and primates is extensive, but can it explain even our financial choices? New experiments in “monkeynomics” demonstrate that monkeys make some of the same silly financial choices we do — but sometimes they make smarter choices. Yale University comparative psychologist Laurie Santos explores the roots of human irrationality by watching …

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Dan Ariely: We’re All Predictably Irrational

Fora TV presents Dan Ariely, a professor of behavioral economics at Duke University. Ariely gives examples of cognitive illusions that help illustrate why humans make predictably irrational decisions. EG is the celebration of the American entertainment industry. Since 1984, Richard Saul Wurman has created extraordinary gatherings about learning and understanding. EG is a rich extension of …

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