Confirmation Bias — Can Awareness of It Help You Avoid It?

First, it helps to know what the good — and bad points of confirmation bias are.

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Recently, I suggested that biases like confirmation bias are like the dark side of the force in Star Wars. The post was well-received except for one, who pushed back. “I disagree,” he declared. He argued that our bias towards action…