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Old 4th August 2014 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by SWAN808 View Post
Yes its familiar because it is the way people make arguments and debate - to provide supporting evidence. What you dont seem to realise that that doesnt mean the argument is false or heavily influenced by confirmation bias. Cognitive bias is a tendency with variation - not an absolute fact. And the only way to evaluate the impact of bias is to study the balance of objective evaluation in the debate - not something you have done.

The irony - as I told you before - is your misuse of the term exposes your own bias - the bias of a troll:
You're just flat-out wrong, you're so blinded you can't even tell what CB actually is, it's no wonder you don't realize you're practicing it yourself.

The supreme irony was your demonstration of a classic example of confirmation bias in the same post where you make fun of it - you went looking for a news item to support something you believed - in this case finding a poll by Rolling Stone - and you ignored any possibility of countervailing evidence nor did you even bother to look for it.

What was funny was your crack at the end of the post ... about confirmation bias - you opened the door.