Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Disturbing Report

According to a recently published report, people continue to believe initially published reports, even after retractions have been printed and the reports have proven the report was false. Researchers say our minds construct models of the truth and after facts are in our brains for a while they harden like cement. So that when they find out the original information they received was incorrect, their minds cannot receive it. The misinformation has become so integral to our thinking that to receive it would leave our worldview in shambles. In other words, we believe things that fit our view of the truth even if we know they are wrong.

I don't know about you, but that report disturbs me.

Friends, make a commitment that you will always search for and embrace the truth. And that when you discover it, you will hold to it without fear, even if it requires you to re-think what you have believed in the past.

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