Thursday, February 26, 2009

It's Called Confirmation Bias

When you don't investigate evidence that supports your claim, it is called confirmation bias:
Andrew Revkin of The New York Times is polite about it, but there is no getting around the meaning of this story: Al Gore made up a bunch of global warming alarmist nonsense, pushed it into a PowerPoint slide, and used it in his presentation until an actual scientist called bullshit.
Al Gore is no exception to this human trait. Ideologues always have a stronger tendency in this regard.


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