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(BBC-US)   This is a really fascinating article on cognition and confirmation bias that explains how...you know what? Forget it. On second thought the article isn't all that great   ( bbc.com) divider line
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2018-06-22 05:20:56 PM  
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2018-06-22 10:33:25 PM  
Summary: You'll get over it.
 
2018-06-22 10:48:34 PM  

roostercube: Summary: You'll get over it.


somewhat.

but it also would predict that if Trump is impeached out of office then most of his strong supporters today will remember that they really didn't like him and at the most only gave him token support and they were present at rallies because they were dragged their by so called friends.
 
2018-06-22 10:52:33 PM  

roostercube: Summary: You'll get over it.


in slightly more detail:  people's brains are lazy, don't handle simultaneous positive and negative information well, and adjust their opinions to match the current status quo.
 
2018-06-22 10:58:09 PM  
sniff sniff. sniff.

smells like bullshiat. opinions are great until they include trumpian bullcrap. then they should no longer influence you. changing your mind is one thing, good vs evil is another.
 
2018-06-22 11:14:24 PM  

HairBolus: roostercube: Summary: You'll get over it.

somewhat.

but it also would predict that if Trump is impeached out of office then most of his strong supporters today will remember that they really didn't like him and at the most only gave him token support and they were present at rallies because they were dragged their by so called friends.


Meaning there really isn't any defense to this happening all over again.
 
2018-06-22 11:32:17 PM  

HairBolus: roostercube: Summary: You'll get over it.

somewhat.

but it also would predict that if Trump is impeached out of office then most of his strong supporters today will remember that they really didn't like him and at the most only gave him token support and they were present at rallies because they were dragged their by so called friends.


Oh, like how Hirohito felt about the war
 
2018-06-23 12:09:47 AM  
we are more likely to look out for, notice and remember anything that confirms opinions we already hold

Proof of this: if you buy a car then you will suddenly notice all the other cars the same color as the car you bought. If your choice was silver, you will notice how many silver cars other people drive. Until you bought that car, silver cars were invisible to you.
 
2018-06-23 03:06:27 AM  

Birnone: we are more likely to look out for, notice and remember anything that confirms opinions we already hold

Proof of this: if you buy a car then you will suddenly notice all the other cars the same color as the car you bought. If your choice was silver, you will notice how many silver cars other people drive. Until you bought that car, silver cars were invisible to you.


That sounds like how whenever I look at the clock on the stove it's always 420, but I only noted the times I looked at the clock and went "haha it's 420"

In other words, your methodology is off dude. Maybe?

I've played all the counting games. Sample size is just never big enough.
 
2018-06-23 03:23:46 AM  
Yeah, i only just heard about confirmation bias last month. Now I'm seeing it EVERYWHERE!!!
 
2018-06-23 06:00:33 AM  
I'm other words, most people have incongruent, malleable dogmas and are susceptible to manipulation.
 
2018-06-23 08:24:31 AM  

roostercube: Summary: You'll get over it.


Sounds like the BCC is morphing into the Ministry of Truth.

Brexit/Trump: everything's fine, citizen. Go back to sleep.
 
2018-06-23 10:18:25 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: Sounds like the BCC is morphing into the Ministry of Truth.

Brexit/Trump: everything's fine, citizen. Go back to sleep.


Sure seems to have been written by someone who hasn't heard of either of those subjects, much less tried to have a rational conversation on them. A large number of supporters of both sides of both topics remain utterly blind to weaknesses in their argument, so long after the 'decision point', and will happily contort some random fact into absolute justification of their position.

I'd give examples, but know it would degenerate into a flamewar about how Brexit should be blamed for Opal Fruits being renamed Starburst...
 
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