Skeptics In the Pub

The next skeptics in the pub is:

 Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7:30 to 10:00 PM

Joey’s Only Seafood

2100 8th Street East

Unit 101, 8th & Preston
Saskatoon, SK (edit map)

There were two horrific events in the US last week. One got by far the majority of the media coverage. Is this just a artifact of the media being on site for the Boston marathon? Or does it reflect something more fundamental? Does media drive this selective attention or merely reflect a basic human characteristic?

Why do people focus on the rare event and underestimate the risks of the mundane? A driver may be afraid of bears or sharks. A smoker may be afraid of spiders.


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