Link and thought of the day

From Jake at Curses Foiled Again, who talks about something called the Murray Gell-Mann Amnesia Affect, where a person won’t believe a word from a news article covering a subject they know something about, but then they turn the page and go right along with the next article.  It’s something that I’ve wondered about for a long long time, in the context of scietific studies.  To pick a couple subjects that I have a small interest in, why is it that a person who would be called a “climate change denier” by the mainstream because they refuse to follow along with the narrative be able to read a study on finch beaks and believe wholeheartedly in Darwinian evolution?

Anyway, go and read Jake’s post and think about what you’ve been told, what and who you believe, and why.

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