Intellectual Self Defence

Brains are delicate things…

Confirmation Bias

We see the world the way we want/need/expect to see it…

As per wikipedia

Confirmation bias (also called confirmatory bias or myside bias) is a tendency for people to favor information that confirms their preconceptions or hypotheses regardless of whether the information is true. As a result, people gather evidence and recall information from memory selectively, and interpret it in a biased way. The biases appear in particular for emotionally significant issues and for established beliefs.

See also brain biases page

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