The Oatmeal : You’re not going to believe what I’m about to tell you.

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“Why do we easily soften to some ideas but not others?

Why do we gnash our teeth when presented with evidence counter to our beliefs?

Why do we not only ignore this evidence, but dig our heels in deeper and believe more strongly in the opposing argument?

Why would providing more evidence make someone less likely to believe in an idea?”

 

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You’re not going to believe what I’m about to tell you.

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