Belief, Identity, Bias, And The Osmium Parable
BEAR WITH ME THIS ONE'S KINDA WEIRD
For a long time, I’ve pointed people toward the “cultural cognition” work of Dan Kahan, a Yale University professor of law and psychology, as one of the best models for understanding why people believe what they believe, and why new facts or ‘debunkings’ often bounce right off people with strongly held political or moral beliefs. There’s a good general …
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