“The fact is, we carefully edit our reality, searching for evidence that confirms what we already believe. Although we pretend we’re empiricists — our views dictated by nothing but the facts — we’re actually blinkered, especially when it comes to information that contradicts our theories. The problem with science, then, isn’t that most experiments fail — it’s that most failures are ignored.”
- “Accept Defeat: The Neuroscience of Screwing Up” by Jonah Lehrer, in Wired, Jan 2010.
- HT: Wilson Quarterly.