Monday, April 7, 2014

Humility and Skepticism

It's easy to fall into the mental trap known as "confirmation bias." This trap is sprung when you put more weight on information that is confirming of your bias (a prejudice in favor of or against some thing) and/or less weight on information that is disconfirming, than either deserves. Avoiding conviction, as I wrote about previously, is one way to protect yourself against confirmation bias. Here are two more.
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