Few things rub my rhubarb, torque my bolts and chaps my nads like confirmation bias, which is defined as " The tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one's preexisting beliefs or hypotheses." The total dismissal of truth in favor of BS, simply to keep a bias intact, no matter how much evidence there is to the contrary. Such is the case of "The Church Sign" that is making the rounds in the landfill of the internet claiming impending doom from "all those Muslims in Detroit." Problem is...it's a fake sign. Even bigger problem is apparently that doesn't matter...even bigger, bigger problem? It should matter. Bias creates blindspots, that everyone else can see...but us.
September 8, 2018