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Why Do People Believe Stupid Stuff, Even When They're Confronted With the Truth? | Medi... - 0 views

  • As the psychologist Thomas Gilovich said, “”When examining evidence relevant to a given belief, people are inclined to see what they expect to see, and conclude what they expect to conclude…for desired conclusions, we ask ourselves, ‘Can I believe this?,’ but for unpalatable conclusions we ask, ‘Must I believe this?’”
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    The Misconception: When your beliefs are challenged with facts, you alter your opinions and incorporate the new information into your thinking.
    The Truth: When your deepest convictions are challenged by contradictory evidence, your beliefs get stronger.
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3 Lies Big Food Wants You to Believe and the Truth Behind Factory-'Farmed' Meat | | Alt... - 0 views

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    Most of the meat Americans consume is from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, which are horrific for animals and terrible for our health and our communities.
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Why some Americans believe Obama is a Muslim - 0 views

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    "ScienceDaily (Aug. 31, 2010) - There's something beyond plain old ignorance that motivates Americans to believe President Obama is a Muslim, according to a first-of-its-kind study of smear campaigns led by a Michigan State University psychologist."
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