[Coral-List] More conformation bias

Steve Mussman sealab at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 16 13:48:04 EDT 2015

For the record, my conformation bias has now been superseded by contradiction bias.

That is another well-tested phenomenon whereby one develops a predisposition to reject anything
denialists have to say regarding science and climate change. "Good scientists are skeptical. Denial is different. It is the automatic gainsaying of a claim regardless of the evidence for it – sometimes even in the teeth of evidence. Denialism is typically driven by ideology or belief, where the commitment to the belief takes precedence over the evidence". 

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>From: Eugene Shinn <eugeneshinn at mail.usf.edu>
>Sent: Jun 16, 2015 10:40 AM
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>Subject: [Coral-List] More conformation bias
>Here is another possible example of conformation bias. Looks like this 
>controversy will be with us for a while. Gene
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