Posts Tagged ‘Optimism’

Stemming from EU BON, new research calls for action: Overcoming the barriers to the use of conservation science in policy

Just accepted, a new paper in Conservation Letters looks at the barriers and solutions to the use of conservation science in policy. The main data used in the paper are from a global multi-lingual survey filled in by 758 research scientists, practit…

Doug Axe: Every reason for optimism on deepest questions in biology

From the conclusion of Douglas Axe’s Undeniable: That the deepest questions in biology have not yet been answered means they are still asking to be answered. Anyone who cares to examine the facts carefully will see that the old answers were wrong. They have now been erased, in our minds anyway, and we must sit […]

‘Optimism bias’ explains why people remain in denial about the coming collapse

(NaturalNews) Research published in the journal Nature reveals that most humans have what’s called a “pervasive optimism bias.” In other words, most of us are naturally (and arguably illogically) optimistic about things in life. This is in spite of the…

The Myth of the Optimism Bias?

Are humans natural, irrational optimists? According to many psychologists, humans show a fundamental optimism bias, a tendency to underestimate our chances of suffering negative events. It’s said that when thinking about harmful events, such as contrac…

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