5 Jan

Throughout the centuries, scientific thinking has met resistance, especially if scientific findings challenge the political or religious status quo. Just the facts can be denied because we humans have ingrained cognitive biases. These biases come from a human propensities to take short cuts by relying on group consensus or experts, by reinterpreting mixed data to fit preexisting beliefs, and by giving into social pressure. (Kendrick, D. T.; Cohen, A. B.; Neuberg, S. L.; & Cialdine, R. B. The science of antiscience thinking. Scientific American, 2018, 319(1), pp. 36-41)

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