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False Pattern Recognition, Conspiracy Theories, and the Need for Well-Calibrated Perception

Alastair Roberts

False Pattern Recognition, Conspiracy Theories, and the Need for Well-Calibrated Perception

March 2, 2019
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Today I discuss the dangers of poorly calibrated pattern recognition in biblical study.

Within this video, I mention 'The Pyramid and the Garden' by Scott Alexander: https://slatestarcodex.com/2016/11/05/the-pyramid-and-the-garden/. I also mention Gordon Wenham's treatment of the Flood Narrative: https://www.godawa.com/chronicles_of_the_nephilim/Articles_By_Others/Wenham-Coherence_Flood_Narrative.pdf.

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