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Episode 44 of the NonProphets podcast, in which Atief, Robert, and Scott discuss a research paper on bullshit, including what bullshit is and who is susceptible to it (the paper itself may be found here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/285206383_On_the_reception_and_detection_of_pseudo-profound_bullshit), practical takeaways (18:03), Scott's real-world example of ontological confusion (28:36), why people like conspiracy theories (30:55), and white privilege, as well as privilege in general (32:15). They close with a discussion about improving critical thinking, and how some of that improvement seems to simply be a matter of people wanting to do it better (37:45). As always, you may reach us at nonprophetspod.wordpress.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org. (recorded 10/19/2017).