Posts Under ‘confirmation bias’ Category

Matt Ridley Reveals His Confirmation Bias

Several years ago, the BBC aired an excellent program¬†called, “Science Under Attack.” It was hosted by UK Royal Society President Paul Nurse, who examined why public trust in key scientific theories has been eroded – from the theory that man-made climate change is warming our planet, to the safety of GM food, or that HIV…Continue Reading…

The Unbearable Lightness of Bias

Does climate science have a confirmation bias problem? Or is it the bias of climate skeptics that is the problem?¬† I suppose how you answer that might reflect your own bias. And so, in light of recent posts that explored issues of trust and polarization, maybe it’s a good time for us to examine the…Continue Reading…