Why humans are hardwired to dismiss facts that don’t fit their worldview

Something is rotten in the state of American political life. The U.S. (among other nations) is increasingly characterized by highly polarized, informationally insulated ideological communities occupying their own factual universes.Within the conservative political blogosphere, global warmingis either a hoax or so uncertain as to be unworthy of response. Within other geographic or online communities, vaccines, fluoridated waterand genetically modified foodsare known to be dangerous. Right-wing media outletspaint a detailed picture of how Donald Trump is the victim of a fabricated conspiracy.Non…

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