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No Such Thing as a Bad Pie?

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Now THAT don't add up!

This is why we make you learn statistics! The pie chart is bad enough, check out the video of newscaster reading off the numbers. Doh!


Smart Elevator

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Over the weekend, 14 people were trapped in an elevator in the tallest building in the world. They were safely returned to solid ground within 15 minutes, according to Otis, the company that designed the lift for the new Burj Khalifa complex in Dubai. But the incident undeniably tarnished the unveiling of what had been called the most perfect elevator system in the world.

A physiological explanation of the déjà vu phenomenon may exist. The optical and neural paths from the two eyes may be slightly different, or the processing of such signals might be delayed in one path due to some variant structure. Or, alternately, a "newer" and "older" brain processing method might be responsible.

This would be a good site to fact check - is the science reported correct and in a correct context?


Logical Fallacies and How to Spot Them

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Logic is important in decision making. This site uses the evolution v creationism debate to discuss logical fallacies.

Some paradoxes - an anthology

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There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to.

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Apollo 13 Square Peg Round Hole

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