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41 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 15 August 2007 06:39PM

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Comment author: pdf23ds 16 August 2007 06:44:35PM 0 points [-]

What can we actually observe? Relevant to what you describe, we can observe two things:

Also, we can observe (I read about a study that showed this) that people who intentionally seek out arguments that oppose their position tend to strengthen their belief in their position relative to people who only read friendly arguments. I forget exactly where I read this, unfortunately.