Why Do People Believe Scientifically Untrue Things?

At Reason.com, Ronald Bailey writes:

[W]hat you believe about a scientific debate signals to like-minded people that you are on their side and are therefore a good and trustworthy person. Unfortunately, this means that the factual accuracy of beliefs is somewhat incidental to the process of moral signaling.

Read more: Why Do People Believe Scientifically Untrue Things? – Reason.com.

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