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the science of being illogical

the science of why we don’t believe science is filled with glimpses into how are brains are wired to trick us into thinking we’re reasoning when we’re really rationalizing. “We may think we’re being scientists, but we’re actually being lawyers.” see also, reasons people persist in believing conspiracy theories even given overwhelming evidence to the contrary. so, i’m guessing this isn’t going to change many people’s minds: fox news can confirm that the president of the united states is a citizen of the united states. period.”

update: well that didn’t take long and the response is predictable. obama released the long form birth certificate which raised still more questions about obama’s past in many birther’s minds. and this is not the end of birtherism.