Thursday, February 02, 2017

even if i concentrate on trying to be aware of my own bias, it's still hard to avoid a gut reaction of disagreeing with the conservative posts.

what if we think of this as a psychology experiment that reveals our own bias to us?

for example, no matter how many times you see your own (retinal) blind spot, you don't start to think that there's actually a hole in the world; you accept that it's just an artifact of your perception.

likewise, imagine if you're presented with conservative news stories, and you feel yourself disagreeing with them, but you simultaneously recognize that that disagreement is just a quirky psychological artifact... (or vice versa if you're a conservative)

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