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Friday, January 27, 2006

Well, Here's a Shock

A study concludes that partisan idealogues are real good at pointing out the speck in their opponent's eye, but not so good at removing the plank from their own.

Test subjects divided into Democrat and Republican were shown video of George Bush and John Kerry contradicting themselves. Both groups quickly spotted the inconsistencies of the enemy, but denied contradictions by their own man.

So says the psychologist directing the study:
Everyone from executives and judges to scientists and politicians may reason to emotionally biased judgments when they have a vested interest in how to interpret "the facts."
Well, that's comforting, eh?

The march to progress moves steadily sideways . . .


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