Confirmation Bias is the tendency to search for, favor, and recall information that confirms one’s already existing beliefs, while giving disproportionately less consideration to alternative possibilities. It’s also something we’re all guilty of, because we have it for some very primal survival reasons. Combined with how easily most human beings conform to simple displays of authority (to the point of actual murder), this tendency can be problematic. Find out how to combat your own stupid brain and biases in this week’s episode. Also: DB Cooper’s FBI files released, update on the 1919 Boston molasses disaster, 3D bioprinting facility, Plymouth settlement evidence, mammoth discovery rewrites timeline, the Catholic Church’s new “Sindr” app, and the Unipiper talks about the history of “Keep Portland Weird” (yes, we know it’s from Austin). Enjoy!
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