Sympathetic magic and the church of positive thinking

From Early Retirement Extreme
March 19, 2017 - 8:46pm
Magical thinking is the cognitive mistake of confusing correlation with causation. It is a very common mistake and is due to a lack of critical thinking. A person is particular prone to this mistake if he is incapable of thinking “statistically”. To think statistically one must be able to reason alternative scenarios leading to alternative […]

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