The latest fad in the “Talk to the animals” arena appears to be a classic in confirmation bias.
“There is no way to venture into the unknown without this guiding light, and that light comes from a source that is not completely known.”
Many psychology students are subjected to this day to an exploded pop neuroscience myth endorsed by celebrity scientist Carl Sagan.
Of course no one “believes in Carl Sagan,” but that is exactly the point — the oath has no teeth.
Carl Sagan famously said, “I believe that the extraordinary should be pursued. But extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”