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Sun Jul 21, 2019, 01:38 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.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/chances-are-youre-not-as-open-minded-as-you-think/2019/07/20/0319d308-aa4f-11e9-9214-246e594de5d5_story.html

For the curious here is the research:

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/pops.12396




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Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:54 PM

1. MOST interesting.

Bookmarked. Thanks for posting this.

Opinions are abundant but knowledge is rare.

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