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Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:38 PM


I Am Curious (Science)

Do you think of yourself as open-minded?

Both liberals and conservatives, they found, were similarly adamant about avoiding contrary opinions... two-thirds of those surveyed passed on a chance to pocket money if, in exchange, they took some time to just look at counterarguments, never mind seriously entertain them.

But researchers... have also found a reason for hope, a personality trait that seemed to war with biased judgment: They called it science curiosity.

Science curiosity is different from science knowledge. Science-curious folk always chose to look at new evidence, whether it aligned with their beliefs or not. Less science-curious adults became more resistant to contrary evidence and more politically polarized as they gained subject matter knowledge.


For the curious here is the research:


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Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:54 PM

1. MOST interesting.

Bookmarked. Thanks for posting this.

Opinions are abundant but knowledge is rare.

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