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Why Science Is So Easy To Dismiss

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“Motivated reasoning” is deciding what evidence to believe based on a conclusion that one prefers. Is that why some people wear masks and others don’t? Adrian Bardon, professor of philosophy at Wake Forest University, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how identity, political affiliation, culture and rationalization have led to science denial. He’s the author of “The Truth About Denial: Bias and Self-Deception in Science, Politics, and Religion.”