we need truth…or do we need a truth that validates our personal viewpoints? — meditative journey with saldage

…facts alone hardly put an end to [political] arguments. People embrace the facts they want to hear. ‘We don’t behave at all like the ideal picture of engaged citizens neutrally and dispassionately analyzing the evidence before casting their ballot…It’s not how people work.’ …the ‘backfire effect’ [is when] people with deeply held political beliefs double down […]

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