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Are you a soldier or a scout? Defending pre-existing viewpoints or looking for the truth?

March 26, 2018

April 2nd is International Fact Checking Day. Be informed and discover what may impact your ability to use objectivity when seeking information.

This video discusses the difference between two mindsets, that of the soldier or the scout. The use of “motivated reasoning” is discussed in the context of the Dreyfus affair, with the importance of objectively looking for evidence  highlighted.

 

https://www.ted.com/talks/julia_galef_why_you_think_you_re_right_even_if_you_re_wrong