Why I’ve Decided to Be Wrong More Often

How often do you find that you were completely wrong about an idea you’ve had? If you’re like most people the answer is probably not very often at all. Psychologists even have a name for it, the confirmation bias, or the tendency of humans to seek out information that confirms their beliefs. People search for […]

How to Read Books You Disagree With

Several months ago, I wrote an entry entitled, “Is It Better to Read Books You Disagree With?”.   It’s human nature to fill your life with people, books and media that agrees with you.  Liberal viewers are more likely to watch The Daily Show than The O’Reilly Factor.  Fundamentalist Christian readers would probably prefer reading, Of […]