Tag: content biases

The ordeal simulation hypothesis

Alberto Acerbi , June 6th, 2019

You have probably heard the adagio that “man bites dog”, and not “dog bites man”, makes for a good piece of news: unusual, exceptional, events are better stories…

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Did Einstein really say that?

Alberto Acerbi , September 19th, 2018

The phenomenon of online diffusion of misattributed quotes is so widespread that got its own dedicated meme. You may have seen a picture of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th…

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