When evidence is unwelcome, people try to reason it away

Research results not consistent with your world view? Then you’re likely to believe science can’t supply all the answers What do people do when confronted with scientific evidence that challenges their pre-existing view? Often they will try to ignore it, intimidate it, buy it off, sue it for libel or reason it away. The classic paper on the last of those strategies is from Lord, Ross and Lepper …

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