What the heck is confirmation bias?
Quick note: recently, I've just been getting huge cluster migraines and my anti-seizure meds aren't working as well as they should. As a result, I end up spending most of my time in bed, sadly enough, but I've been spending most of my bed-time reading, when I'm not sleeping. So that's why I haven't been blogging, but I'm also working on my big post on the Law of Attraction.
So, today's post is about confirmation bias. Or rather, today's video:
Confirmation bias: Questioning what you think you know
That video is just a segue into something deeper and more profound than just the notion that we should question what is supposedly "common knowledge." First, we gotta go back to the monkey experiment. Then it all ads up and just goes to show that not everything we know is actually true. You see it all the time. People base their factual knowledge on the quotes of famous people. However, it's also common knowledge that only a Sith deals in absolutes: there are always exceptions to the rule. More often than not, there is no rule; the "rule" is merely based off of a "scant majority," i.e. the majority of people for whom it worked, which sometimes ends up being "very few."
And the entire video ties in nicely with the post I'm working on for the Law of Attraction. Fact? Myth? I'll let you decide after I present my case.
Onto you: I just opened up the floodgates. What are your thoughts on confirmation bias?
Let's hear it in the comments!
To the TOP! Rasheed
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