9 out of 10 doctors recommend a daily dose of Confirmation Bias

Or, as I read this from one doctor, I am nodding my head in agreement.

The comments, as all gun related comments go, get nasty at times. Insults are slung rather than thoughtful commentary (and this is from both sides) although my favorites are the ones that go “Why can’t you gun-tard NRA freaks be reasonable?” Although thoughtful doesn’t always equate to reasonable either. Some people thoughtfully find ways to dehumanize gun owners, and if you read through the comments, you’ll see what I mean.

I try to keep an open mind though about this. I’m 99.9% sure that over the years, I’ve determined truth regarding gun ownership. Gun control does not benefit society, but I’m always open to data that proves me wrong. However, the comments have people in there who have done the same soul searching & thinking & have come up with the exact opposite opinion.

People post links to confirm their views but seem to completely ignore those that don’t. This tends to happen more on the anti-gun side yet I see some people on our side do the same thing. This scares me – how often do I ignore conflicting data? I see people do it all the time & they must not be able to see they’re doing it or they’d have to accept it, right?

Or am I simply projecting how I look at life?

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