WHY FACTS DON’T CHANGE OUR MINDS Submitted by Suhail Rizvi

Recently this article from the New Yorker was submitted by Suhail Rizvi to some of us via personal emails. After today’s discussion about the “Hazards of Free Market” I feel compelled to publish on this site ( I hope the Editor of the month does not mind). This article shows, as was evident today –  that most of us have preconceived notions about a topic and we cherry pick data (some made up) that helps to prove our preconceived notions; truth, logic and commonsense be damned.

Shoeb Amin

New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.