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Why do people believe weird things?

by Robert Matthews
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From claims that NASA faked the moon landings to creationist rejections of evolution, many people hold views that fl y in the face of evidence. By refusing to be swayed by hard facts, such people are clearly irrational-or are they?Robert Matthews argues that the frustration of scientists over the persistence of "irrational" beliefs highlights their own misconceptions about the process of inference.

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