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Old Sep 26th 2013, 06:32 PM
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Default Partisanship affects abililty to reason

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The Most Depressing Discovery About the Brain, Ever

Say goodnight to the dream that education, journalism, scientific evidence, or reason can provide the tools that people need in order to make good decisions.

Yale law school professor Dan Kahan’s new research paper is called “Motivated Numeracy and Enlightened Self-Government,” but for me a better title is the headline on science writer Chris Mooney’s piece about it in Grist: “Science Confirms: Politics Wrecks Your Ability to Do Math.”
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This isn't quite new. This has already been studied previously. But new evidence to support this is always welcome. The fanaticism of partisanship apparently knows no bounds.
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