The Game of Cognitive Biases

Being born into the perfect situation, having the correct religion, good, caring parents, and plenty of money, what could posible go wrong?

Some people have some really weird ideas, but not mine. I don’t really need to explain what mine are for the moment (or prove them) I just get it. I’m content that the world is crazy except for a select few in my circle of friends and family—as well as a few others I’ve found on the internet.

How did I hit this jackpot in the lottery of life, so lucky to have the correct beliefs, yet still be so open minded? Why did god choose me to be so privileged and satiated with humility, yet at the same time be surfeit with knowledge and things? Why was I chosen?

Being tolerant in the world has been a struggle at times. This I figure is the test god had for me in his divine plan. Being able to accept you all has strengthened my resolve to stay humble, even though sometimes I feel like I’m forcing it. God only knows why such imbeciles are allowed to carry on.

In the game of life there is only one universal challenge—how to overcome your beliefs. Since they are all wrong, can you overcome your preconceived biases, no matter what they are? Who can outsmart their own neurology and experiences? Then do it again. Nothing is true. No beliefs are truer than others. Only if they serve our biases are they even useful. If you’ve found what your looking for you have likely arrived at your own bias through mental wrangling.

Everybody knows the studies. Everyone is trapped in the game of cognitive bigotries. Everyone thinks their experience is genuine. But none of it is authentic and it all has been corrupted by men—except mine. How can so many people be ignorant of their own ignorance?


Author: jimoeba

Alternatives to big box religions and dogmas

28 thoughts on “The Game of Cognitive Biases”

    1. They seem to stack up just fine in their world because anything outside that isn’t trustworthy. I don’t believe a comparison analysis will work very often. But having an epiphany usual means the person just switches sides—left to right, conservative to liberal, non believer to atheist, etc. i think those are the wrong answers too.


      1. Sounds like a pretty shallow kind of epiphany. You’d think at least swapping sides might teach someone to treat their current position with a degree of skepticism (though often it seems to have the opposite effect).

        IMHO a real epiphany is a paradigm shift that allows you to see a question from an entirely new perspective, rendering the previous dilemma or dichotomy irrelevant. At its best it abolishes the problem by unifying apparently competing positions not through compromise but by recognising how they complement each other to provide the whole picture.

        The elephant isn’t something to be resolved by playing the dogmas of blind men off against each other, nor is it some kind of chimeric compromise between the tree of one, the rope of another, the fan of a third and the snake of the fourth. By stepping outside the apparent conflict and opening oneself to the whole it’s possible to perceive something which incorporates all of these viewpoints without doing violence to any of them.

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        1. I live in the thick of it, Ark. The least educated and the most opinionated, yet the most dependent on the government they hate. There is literally no one in this place to have a conversation with. I hope this isn’t the norm, but I thing the Bible Belt lost a buckle here many years ago.

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  1. Reminds me of something in a David Wolpert essay I read a couple of weeks back.

    “The design of inter-human communication matches that of formal logic and Turing-machine theory. Some philosophers have taken this as a wonderful stroke of fortune. We happen to have a cognitive prosthesis – human language – capable of capturing formal logic. They presume this means we are also capable of fully capturing the laws of the physical universe.

    A cynic might comment, with heavy irony: ‘How lucky can you get? Humans have exactly the cognitive capabilities needed to capture all aspects of physical reality, and not a drop more!’ A cynic might also wonder whether an ant, who is only capable of formulating the ‘rules of the Universe’ in terms of pheromone trails, would conclude that it is a great stroke of fortune that ants happen to have the cognitive capability of doing precisely that; or whether a phototropic plant would conclude that it is a stroke of fortune that they happen to have the cognitive capability to track the Sun, since that must mean that they can formulate the rules of the Universe.”

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    1. I really like that imagery. How fortunate I agree with it. Lol. The difference between the cynic and the designers doesn’t exist.


  2. I made a list of all the things I was taught to believe. Then I asked myself, who taught me to believe that. If I taught myself I kept it. If someone else taught me, or I learned through watching and/or imitating someone else, I threw it away.
    Funny how few beliefs I had left!
    Amazing how much new space I had to consider all kinds of new ideas!

    The greatest two days of my life!

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    1. “The Masters of the Tibetan teachings say that the truth learned from another is of no value, and that the only truth which is living and effective, which is of value, is the truth which we ourselves discover.
      If this were not the case, it would be enough for us to read the innumerable works in which philosophers, savants and doctors of the different religions
      have explained their views and to choose from among them one which agrees with our own ideas and to which we can cleave.
      This is what is done by most of these individuals whom the Tibetans classify in the
      intermediate category of the average-minded.”—Alexandra David-Neel


            1. Would insanity squared would be any more sane that sanity squared? Imagine a world of only virtuous people. It would be hell


            2. I’ve never surrendered to anything in my life. There is always another way. But, I would rather do anything in at world at peace, with a safe environment, than to live in the constant conflict our world is in today.

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    1. I believe there is an abundance of possibility dependent on how we think and what sciences we consider useful. Any will do as long as it is engaging and productive.
      We are stuck in a mindset that our theories are true when they are not. I believe we could choose the wildest of dreams and make them our temporal reality. I believe there are no limits except our own imaginations.

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  3. RE “the world is crazy”

    Everyone “knows” the world is crazy (which always “conveniently” means the world/OTHER people, usually the governing authorities, are crazy but not they themselves, of course). Yet no one typically offers an good explanation on why that is.

    Have you ever wondered WHY the world is crazy? How do you explain it intelligently? Do you have a coherent explanation for the craziness of the world that makes sense (religious fantasies are obviously excluded because they only “make sense” and are “valid” to fantasy lovers but never to reality-based truth-seekers)?

    The WHOLE big picture (not just a part of the big picture) that makes up the human condition, that explains the craziness of the world (if you ever genuinely wondered WHY it is that the world is crazy), that describes human conduct over millennia is the hegemony of the 2 married pink elephants in the room and has never been on clearer display than with the deliberate global Covid Scam atrocity — see “The 2 Married Pink Elephants In The Historical Room –The Holocaustal Covid-19 Coronavirus Madness: A Sociological Perspective & Historical Assessment Of The Covid “Phenomenon”” …

    (CAVEAT — only read the 2 pink elephant article if you’re GENUINELY interested in the truth and therefore “CAN handle the truth” …)

    “2 weeks to flatten the curve has turned into…3 shots to feed your family!” — Unknown

    ““We’re all in this together” is a tribal maxim. Even there, it’s a con, because the tribal leaders use it to enforce loyalty and submission. … The unity of compliance.” — Jon Rappoport, Investigative Journalist

    If you are in the United States and your employer has mandated the toxic/lethal COVID jabs, you can register to receive a “Medical Exemption Certificate” for free at


    1. By every metric the world is a better place than ever before. From infant mortality to lifespans, extreme poverty to simply living, your chances of premature death are at historically favorable levels. The reason the world is crazier than ever is we lack immunity to social media and are unable to filter truth from a lie—just like your rant about COVID. You’ve listed several inconsequential maxims that are simply unimportant.

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