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I Know You Are And So Am I: The Dangers of Confirmation Bias

I am going to admit something painful -- some days I get all of my news from Facebook because I just don't have time to be a responsible adult. Yes, it makes me think that the major world events center on people's dogs, but it has the even more insidious danger of brutally exposing me to confirmation bias. I was introduced to the term "confirmation bias" by my 17-year old daughter who brought it home from her school ethics class and, much like a scabies warning that also occasionally comes home from school, it worries me.
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