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Normalcy bias on GLP? Normalcy bias on GLP = MEGADOOM

 
Anonymous Coward
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08/12/2013 08:38 AM
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Normalcy bias on GLP? Normalcy bias on GLP = MEGADOOM
The normalcy bias, or normality bias, refers to a mental state people enter when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. This often results in situations where people fail to adequately prepare for a disaster, and on a larger scale, the failure of governments to include the populace in its disaster preparations. The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred then it never will occur. It also results in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before. People also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

I thought the people on this site were focused on reality and that this would be the last place to find normalcy bias.

Normalcy bias on GLP = MEGADOOM

Why?

This site is the furthest out-there place in the world. If this site is experiencing normalcy bias in the face of the Fukushima disaster, the rest of the world is absolutely screwed.
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08/12/2013 09:03 AM
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Re: Normalcy bias on GLP? Normalcy bias on GLP = MEGADOOM
Could we have basically 99.9% of the planet in denial?

Is that what we're seeing?
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08/12/2013 09:08 AM
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Waiting for the cavalry



The greater part of Japan...
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Re: Normalcy bias on GLP? Normalcy bias on GLP = MEGADOOM
The vast majority on GLP have "mental firewalls" exactly like what this article describes:

[link to online.wsj.com]

The problem is, people on GLP are developing more and more mental firewalls to maintain their "normalcy bias"...

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This is really scary, this site is collectively losing its mind.





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