Our subconscious desire to look for information that confirms we were right all along is probably the biggest flaw in our thinking. https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/critical-thinking/tips-better-thinking-tell-me-what-i-want-hear
A widely ridiculed paper about jade amulets possibly protecting against COVID-19 makes us wonder what systems are in place to review outlandish claims. https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/covid-19-critical-thinking-pseudoscience/paper-argues-amulet-may-protect-covid-should-it-have-been-published
Jumping on the bandwagon is a way to let other people decide for us, and following this mental shortcut is not always a good idea.
The concept of integrating the best therapies to create a more holistic medicine is appealing to university hospitals, but this gift horse is hollow. https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/critical-thinking-health/beware-trojan-horse-integrative-medicine
You have a lottery ticket in hand, your last ten tickets have been duds, are you due for a win? https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/critical-thinking/tips-better-thinking-each-coin-toss-beginning
The idea that the eye’s retina records the last thing it sees persists to this day, but this myth is not entirely detached from reality.