How to avoid falling victim to fake news
- May 14, 2019
- Cailin O’Connor, LPS, via Psychology Today, May 14, 2019 (Interview)
Cailin O'Connor is a philosopher of biology and behavioral sciences, philosopher of
science, and evolutionary game theorist. She is Associate Professor in the Department
of Logic and Philosophy of Science, and a member of the Institute for Mathematical
Behavioral Science at UC Irvine. [She says] “To some degree this is unavoidable. False
beliefs are part of the human condition. It is sometimes very hard to figure out the
truth given the nature of evidence.”
For the full story, please visit https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/science-and-philosophy/201905/how-avoid-falling-victim-fake-news.
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