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Old 10-08-2012, 07:17 PM   #25
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Re: Parenting style: Raising a person

Originally Posted by harmoni247 View Post
Yes, to the bolded. I have found that I have this tendency, and I have to constantly recheck myself to make sure I'm not just seeking out specific information to support my tendency to reject the mainstream. There are studies to support everything, so it's easy to say "I researched" without trying to eliminate my bias. It's important to read all of the information, and read the "offbeat" information with as much criticism as I would the mainstream.

I don't think my tendency is uncommon.
Confirmation bias is the term that accurately describes this tendency. Nearly impossible to fully escape.

I like this guy, but I fear the honesty displayed regarding religion is going to ruffle the sensitive feathers on this board.
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