Sunday, August 31, 2014

Chris Mooney & Jonathan Haidt on political brains

Remember this post on Sam Harris and Jonathan Haidt, which links to some other posts on Haidt. And the IPS Sam Harris video thread on Haidt's work. Now check out this video interview with Haidt and Mooney. While both agree that we all tend to find evidence to support our programmed beliefs, Mooney points out that liberals are much more likely to eventually change those responses based on new evidence and science. And that conservatives are far less likely, even when the science is overwhelming. In fact, that will only strengthen their disbelief. See the video for more.

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