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comment Is 'intuition' related to 'extrasensory perception'?
Since the OP seems to have some concerns/confusions about intuition as a (potentially) non-deteministic process, I would suggest adding a bit to this answer on how the dual-process view of heuristic is not incompatible with determinism; you are simply not consciously aware of the machinery that arrives at the intuition, but that unconscious machinery can still be deterministic. I could write this as a separate answer myself, but I feel like that would be spending too many words on a passing comment by the OP.
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comment Which schools of psychotherapy are most credible to a hard scientist?
Although I might be more open to people offering their professional subjective opinion than @ChristianHummeluhr is, this answer does bother me. It seems like just a quote (and not even a self-contained one, since the references are just numbers) from wikipedia. A lot of the quote also seems irrelevant to the question. I feel like this would have been more appropriate as a link in the comments than as an answer.
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comment Which schools of psychotherapy are most credible to a hard scientist?
Just don't let the Skeptic know CBT's roots in Stoic philosophy; it might flare up an old Hellenistic debate ;).
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comment Which schools of psychotherapy are most credible to a hard scientist?
@Anon1423563 I like this question, but I thought it would be more clear if your "edit" was presented before the hypothetical profile and have edited it accordingly. Feel free to revert my edits if you feel they miss the spirit of your question.
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revised Which schools of psychotherapy are most credible to a hard scientist?
Restructured the format to make it clear that the (former) opening lines were the profile of a potential patient.
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comment Is it easy in languages other than English to read a paragraph where all but the first and last letters of every word have been rearranged?
I don't think your comparison in German is a fair one. You used a word that combines several roots, and thus has in it a grammatical structure that the inside of an English words lacks. What happens if you scrambled while respecting that structure? i.e. keep the first and last letter of each root and the connectives as-is and randomize the letters inside each root. Will the word then be readable by a skilled German reader?
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reviewed Close Why aren't more students tested for aptitude at a younger age?
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comment How strongly are creative ideas influenced by our environment?
I think this question is too broad as stated, mostly because "creative ideas" is too vague a term. I think you should restrict your question in light of the multiple discovery wikipedia article. If you want some fun reading, I like this post on multiple discoveries (of proofs; something that is much less vague) in mathematics. Also, this question might be a better fit on history.SE.
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comment Which area of the brain was first correctly associated with a specific function?
@AliceD I wanted to ping you to see if you wanted to expand your comment into a full answer.
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comment Optical illusions : human universal vs environmental influences
I don't think that what @ChristianHummeluhr describes is the only option for rewording this question. In particular, I think that "Which sort of visual illusions are believed to be universal across human cultures?" can be a perfectly well-formed question. However, the answer might be "what do you consider an illusion?". For example, is colour an illusion? When I (and as far as I know when people of other cultures) look at my computer screen, I do not see decomposition into intensities of three wavelengths but have the illusion of their combination.
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revised Is it necessary to read signals and systems before statistical signal processing/ detection theory
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comment What is the psychological effect of wearing black clothes?
What makes you suspect that this question will have a consistent answer across cultures? Or are you asking only within a certain culture, like the modern west? If so, can you clarify. Also, if you had sources for the things you've read then adding those to your question would greatly improve it.
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