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Confirmation Algorithms

Andrew Badham - 2016-12-02 14:37:57

Like many people who have had to confront their old ways of thinking and find them wanting, I am consciously aware of the importance of indulging views that oppose my own. At the same time, I'm also aware that unconsciously I avoid contradiction like a virulent contagion. My confirmation bias, just like every other's, is adept at filtering that which makes me feel uncomfortable; it would far rather bolster my pre-held conceptions and suspicions. Nevertheless, on the odd occasion, I do... Read more

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