Re: [SystemSafety] Fwd: Contextualizing & Confirmation Bias

From: Derek M Jones < >
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:57:19 +0000


Peter,

> Well, yes, quite so. A suggestion of confirmation bias, indeed any bias, does require one to state
> the belief system of (a) the subject; (b) oneself; and (c) the intellectual environment which one
> assumes. Two or more of which are often missing.

and confirmation bias does not disappear just because a person's belief is found to agree with reality.

All of the turkeys suffered from confirmation bias, including the one that is pardoned.

All of the students suffer from confirmation bias, independently of whether or not the postgrads had switched on the magnetic field generator.

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