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Why facts don’t matter…

August 5th, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

I guess I vaguely sensed this all along but it doesn’t change that I want to pull my hair out when I see seemingly reasonable people cling tenaciously to lies and absurdities. I don’t mean assertions that can’t be proven true, I mean statements that can easily be shown to be false.

Why facts don’t matter to Trump’s supporters

How did Donald Trump win the Republican nomination, despite clear evidence that he had misrepresented or falsified key issues throughout the campaign? Social scientists have some intriguing explanations for why people persist in misjudgments despite strong contrary evidence. Trump is a vivid and, to his critics, a frightening present-day illustration of this perception problem.

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