Monday, January 19, 2015

Human nature

From Duke Today:

A new study from Duke University finds that people will evaluate scientific evidence based on whether they view its policy implications as politically desirable...

“The goal was to test, in a scientifically controlled manner, the question: Does the desirability of a solution affect beliefs in the existence of the associated problem? In other words, does what we call 'solution aversion' exist?" Campbell said.

"We found the answer is yes..."

1 comment:

The Arthurian said...

And that would be one of the reasons civilizations die from suicide.