10 common faults

At this link are ten common "biases" or "fallacies" or "faults" or something.  I'm not sure what to call them, more on that maybe another time.

So let's have an interactive post.  Pick your favorite, tell us about it in the comments by committing it.  I'm pretty sure this is going to be awesome.

7 thoughts on “10 common faults”

  1. Just-World
    It's a terrible tragedy, but the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami is Nature's way of punishing them for their whale and dolphin killing ways.

  2. George, confident in his ability to stick to his diet, visited several all-you-can-eat restaurants over the last two weeks. Weighing himself at the end of those two weeks, George found that he had gained 10 pounds!

  3. I was talking with a colleague from psych about Poe's Law, and she had said invoking the Law is a version of an availability heursitic — you always remember the religious nutcases, hardly ever the reasonable ones.
    I will say that I expected Confirmation Bias to be higher on the list, but I guess that it making the list means that it is nevertheless really, really important.

  4. My amazing display of self-discipline in not commenting on this thread immediately has obviously led directly to its greatness.

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