|2011-08-16 04:32:22||The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science -- Chris Mooney -- Mother Jones|
The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science
How our brains fool us on climate, creationism, and the vaccine-autism link.
Love the last lines:
"That's not to suggest that we aren't also motivated to perceive the world accurately—we are. Or that we never change our minds—we do. It's just that we have other important goals besides accuracy—including identity affirmation and protecting one's sense of self—and often those make us highly resistant to changing our beliefs when the facts say we should."