Cognitive Ease: The More You Hear Something, the Easier It Is to Believe It

In his latest video, Derek Muller explains why things feel more true and comforting the more we hear them. He applies this idea of “cognitive ease” to everything from why we use certain fonts to why “going with your gut” isn’t always a bad idea.

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Donald Trump, in GOP Nomination Speech, Pledges to Let Pastors Endorse Candidates from Pulpit

According to the leaked version of Donald Trump‘s RNC speech tonight, the Republican presidential candidate will include a section about how he plans to repeal the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits churches (and other non-profits) from making political endorsements.

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Pastor Mark Burns Delivers Another Loud, Angry Sermon at the RNC

South Carolina pastor Mark Burns delivered another angry sermon tonight at the Republican National Convention. He made the most of the opportunity, going ALL CAPS throughout the speech, taking everything up to 11, and inadvertently creating atheists all over the country. (I hope.)

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KY Governor: Taxpayer-Funded Religious Foster Homes Should Be Able to Promote Christianity

A case that never seems to end took another strange turn this week after Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin argued that staffers at taxpayer-funded religious foster homes should be able to proselytize to children in their care.

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NBA Moves All-Star Game from Charlotte Due to North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law

The NBA announced this afternoon that it would move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, where it was originally scheduled, to a soon-to-be-named city due to North Carolina’s discriminatory HB 2 law, which “bans local municipalities from enacting non-discriminatory ordinances designed to protect” LGBT people.

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