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Confirmation Bias

This article is a great overview of confirmation bias. I truly don’t think you can eliminate bias. But the worst thing you can do for yourself is to not be aware of the potential biases that affect your own viewpoints and those of the people you consume information and opinions from.

I’m constantly surprised at how many people seem to be unaware that they’re affected by biases: Everyone else is the problem; no, no, not them. They’re un-biased.

Bullshit. Thinking that is ignorant.

(via @zeldman)

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