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Humans are hardwired to dismiss facts that don’t fit their worldview

Adrian Bardon writes about Motivated reasoning ~ what social scientists call the process of deciding what evidence to accept based on the conclusion one prefers.

"One thing has become clear: The failure of various groups to acknowledge the truth about, say, climate change, is not explained by a lack of information about the scientific consensus on the subject. Instead, what strongly predicts denial of expertise on many controversial topics is simply one’s political persuasion."

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