Originally Posted by barbedwiresmile
..... Acquaint yourself with the term 'recency bias'.............
Learn something new every day. Thanks!
a term coined by friends C. S. Lewis
and Owen Barfield
, is a logical argument (and usually when thus termed, considered an outright fallacy
) describing the erroneous argument that the thinking, art, or science of an earlier time is inherently
inferior when compared to that of the present. As Barfield explains it, it is the belief that "intellectually, humanity languished for countless generations in the most childish errors on all sorts of crucial subjects, until it was redeemed by some simple scientific dictum of the last century."
“The fact is that the average man’s love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. He is not actually happy when free; he is uncomfortable, a bit alarmed, and intolerably lonely.” ~ H. L. Mencken
Last edited by snerd; 12-07-2012 at 10:14..