Why we don’t believe science

There’s an interesting article by Chris Mooney called “The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science” that is worth reading. In a nutshell, it talks about how, due to the way humans think, we tend to reject arguments that aren’t consistent with our current beliefs, and sometimes even become more entrenched in our position when faced with contradictory data. It is very hard to change an ingrained belief, no matter how convincing the arguments and data.

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