Why People "Fly from Facts"

by cappytan 1 Replies latest jw friends

  • cappytan
    Good article on the minds of our still in loved ones.
    These experiments show that when people’s beliefs are threatened, they often take flight to a land where facts do not matter. In scientific terms, their beliefs become less “falsifiable” because they can no longer be tested scientifically for verification or refutation.


  • done4good

    Good article. Nothing earth shattering here, but a good read for those that maybe are new(er) to the concept of critical thinking.

    This certainly explains why otherwise rational people resort to poor reasoning when confronted with facts that oppose their belief system. Awareness of the concept of bias and how it works helps, but as the article points out, education is needed. Unfortunately, those that need this education the most are the least likely to get it.


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