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Minecraft LAN Party! Season 2 Episode 9 – Confirmation Bias

Let’s chat about confirmation bias.

I recorded an episode that I’m not going to release where I said “let’s do some Minecraft Science!” and then proceeded to be as unscientific as you can get. I was paying attention to the evidence that supported what I expected and ignored the rest; this is a perfect example of confirmation bias, and it is the reason we repeat experiments.

So I thought this would be a good opportunity to talk about science and what to avoid when trying to learn.

TL;DW: the zombie inside the spawner cage has nothing to do with the zombie that will spawn from it.

You can see the simple spreadsheet for grading Clerics (and download a copy to use) here.

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