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Confirmation bias

Confirmation bias is the tendency to prefer evidence that confirms an existing positions, and it can lead us wrongly to ignore evidence.

Francis Bacon describes confirmation bias so:

“The human understanding, when it has once adopted an opinion draws all things … to support and agree with it. And though there be a greater number and weight of instances to be found on the other side, yet these it either neglects and despises or … sets aside and rejects in order that by this great and pernicious predetermination, the authority of its former conclusions may remain inviolate”. (Francis Bacon 1602).

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