Skeptics discount science by casting doubts on scientist expertise

http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2010/09/skeptics-discount-science-by-cast…

“The cultural cognition thesis predicts that individuals will more readily recall instances of experts taking the position that is consistent with their cultural predisposition than ones taking positions inconsistent with it,” the paper suggests.

People seek out evidence to support their existing beliefs and discount evidence contrary to those beliefs.

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