(15) Empathy gap - Where people in one state fail to understand people in another state. If you are happy you can't imagine why people would be unhappy. When you are not sexually aroused, you can't understand how you act when you are sexually aroused.
In a similar manner, Evolutionists have no sympathy for ordinary people
who have other belief systems and world-views. They make their own goals
of the greatest importance in an entirely self-centered and
self-oriented manner, trampling afoot whatever is in their path.
Such antisocial behaviour and systemic lack of empathy points toward
obsessive aggressive-compulsive behaviours bordering on sociopathic and
(16) Frequency illusion - Where a word, name or thing you just
learned about suddenly appears everywhere. Now that you know what that
SAT word means, you see it in so many places!
Evolutionists commit this gaff on a staggering frequency-level, seeing
"Natural Selection" everywhere, even where it is blatantly not only not
operating by any rational definition, but where other overwhelming
forces would negate any chance of its operation.
Just as even ordinary scientists and mathematicians tend to 'over-apply'
a new technique, Evolutionists have become a broken-record, endlessly
repeating the 'Natural Selection' mantra as if it was a cure-all and
panacea for every biological problem that arises.
(17) Galatea Effect - Where people try to succeed because they think they should.
As so often happens in certain areas of science that impose upon
politics, religion, and ideology, the Galatea Effect is compelling and
often overwhelming in apologetic popular books on "Evolution", the sole
purpose of which is to promote an ideological belief-system at the
expense of science and reason.
Evolutionists feel they have a 'just cause' that overrides all other
causes, even the cause of historical accuracy and scientific truth. All
things are bent toward supporting and corroborating even the most absurd
aspects of Evolutionary theory. They are 'true believers' in one of the
most dangerous ideologies ever artificially constructed.
(18) Halo effect - Where we take one positive attribute of someone and associate it with everything else about that person or thing.
In this vein, we see Evolution propagandists and ideologues held up and
venerated in the same way as if they were 'saints' or great heroes of
Its bad enough when rich conquerors and despots make gigantic statues of
themselves, or when ordinary people have their real lives re-written to
portray them as near-perfect heroes and saints for various causes from
Roman Catholicism to Communism.
But these irrational behaviours are wholly inappropriate for scientists
and those heralding the cause of accurate reality and historical truth.
Scientists are not heroes, and most people are quite ordinary.
Mimicking religious or despotic behaviours is another sign of
unscientific and emotional bias precisely where we want to see it least.
(19) Hard-Easy bias - Where everyone is overconfident on easy problems and not confident enough for hard problems.
Very little should need to be said on this, however our previous
analysis of the problem of synthesizing and/or discovering a
self-reproducing molecule is quite revealing as to the ridiculous
over-optimism and naive unscientific methodology used in supposed
experiments said to support theories of Abiogenesis.
(20) Herding - People tend to flock together, especially in difficult or uncertain times
It hardly needs illustrating, that the educational community, many
scientific fields, and other political and ideological groups band
together in the face of sometimes irrational fear-mongering.
It is sometimes suggested that if people with dissenting views are even
allowed to speak, the sky will fall, and all will be enslaved by
Even Mark Twain would laugh at such scare-stories.