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Old 22 December 2011, 02:10 PM
fitz1980 fitz1980 is offline
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Originally Posted by cobra4j View Post
I'm not sure what the psychological term for it would be, but I have noticed that a lot of people, once they have made up their mind, tend to stick to their idea of "reality" even when proof positive is practically being shoved down their throats.
I don't know the term but I always called it "the reverse scientific method." Rather than start with a hypothesis based on observation of the facts and than testing it to see if it holds up; you start with a conclusion, latch onto anything that might prove said conclusion and dismiss anything that could disprove it. You see it all of the time in conspiracy theories & creationism literature.
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