Confirmation Bias affects all of us. Nowhere is confirmation bias exhibited more clearly than on social media, such as Facebook. Those on the conservative end of the theological and/or political spectrum tend to post links to stories that make their side look good as well as posting things that cast aspersions and even evil on those with whom they disagree. They also tend to ignore that information that counts against their views on various issues. Those on the liberal end of the theological and/or political spectrum do the same thing. (I have suggested before that the modern conservative/liberal spectrum is incoherent, but that’s another post for another time.)
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