Monday, December 11, 2017
Supporting Men > cherry-picking

Motivated reasoning, confirmation bias, cherry-picking, conspiracy thinking, and the echo chamber

https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/the-anti-vaccine-narrative-just-gets-darker/ The anti-vaccine movement is an excellent example. You cannot address the harm of this movement without understanding pseudoscience, denialism, conspiracy thinking, and motivated reasoning. It is common for scientists naïve of pseudoscience to approach all such issues with the assumption that they are due mostly to a deficit of information.

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