When people are presented with disagreeable facts they tend to double down on their own truth.
This election, with its unexpected and extraordinary results, ratcheted up the intensity of that query, but the substance remains the same: Are Americans making a profound decision of whom to place in charge of the nation based on something other than reason?
"The minute you realize that the rest of the world doesn’t think like you, that’s when you grow."
if we continue to eagerly gobble up evidence of our enemy's perfidy from any source whatsoever vs. putting the time and effort into making up our own minds, how much longer will it be before we find ourselves in a dystopia our confirmation biases have built to imprison us?
It's sad to me that we need to work so hard to find non-biased news, but I'm hoping that by opening a new tab and branching out from Facebook, I will feel less partisan and more tolerant. I'm hoping I will become better informed and more able to talk kindly to people with different views. I'm sure my friends' dogs will still be there when I come back.
Here's what's going to happen. You are going to read this post up to the point where you agree with me or you don't. Then, either you will find something else to do or, if I have your attention, you will write a comment or an email that espouses your world view.
Follow David Sable on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DavidSable Further, I'd argue, Digibabble is just that...Confirmation Bias
This centrality of critical thinking is reflected in our educational rhetoric with Presidents, Governors, Secretaries of
After years and years of fracturing, we have finally ended up with an election in which massive amounts of communication seems to have narrowed our conversation (and political options) rather than opened them up.
If you're a Democrat, you might be shocked by how the GOP sees the Benghazi report.