Psychology of belief

Lion of the Blogosphere

As a logical and rational human, I can only believe things that are scientifically, logically, or factually true. But I appear to be an oddball. My blog attracts a lot of readers who similarly are oddballs. For most people, what they believe is strictly a social thing, they believe whatever other people believe, or specifically whatever other people in their peer group believe. It doesn’t have to make sense or be logical, and the vast majority of people seem to have no problem holding beliefs that are contradictory with each other, and if you try to point out the contradiction, they just get pissed at you and believe even more strongly than they did before.

I often read comments where people profess some grand conspiracy theory about typical left-wing beliefs. For example, they might say that liberal don’t really believe that immigrants with low-IQ genetic material will become brilliant physicists…

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