More on Confirmation Bias
Devan Desai has a really interesting post, Baffled By Community Organizing:
First, it appears that hardcore left-wing and hardcore right-wing folks don’t process new data. An fMRI study found that confirmation bias — “whereby we seek and find confirmatory evidence in support of already existing beliefs and ignore or reinterpret disconfirmatory evidence” — is real. The study explicitly looked at politics…
What can I say? Following up on my post, “Things Only An Astrologist Could Believe,” I’m inclined to believe this research.