Humans Dismiss Facts that Run Counter to Their Worldview

While it would seem that factual disputes should be easily resolved with hard facts, according to a recent FastCompany article “things don’t work that way when the scientific consensus presents a picture that threatens someone’s ideological worldview.” Instead, it says, a person’s “political, religious, or ethnic identity quite effectively predicts one’s willingness to accept expertise on any given politicized issue.” In other words, the human brain is hardwired to dismiss facts that don’t align with… Read More