Tag: Beliefs

Why do we believe what we believe?

Why do we believe what we believe, and why do we differ so much? We pretty much agree on yes, that’s a sunset and this is heavier than that, and we may disagree on whether we like the taste of

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Our beliefs resist new facts

Mother Jones has a really interesting article on how our beliefs block new information: Pre-existing beliefs, far more than new facts, skew our thoughts. Feelings arise before conscious thoughts and color them. Confirmation bias gives more weight to facts that

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