July 03, 2014 at 05:09PM
Sir Francis Bacon (1620) on confirmation bias... #readingToday

As philosopher Francis Bacon put it in 1620, "the human understanding, once it has adopted an opinion, collects any instances that confirm it, and though the contrary instances may be more numerous and more weighty, it either does not notice them or else rejects them, in order that this opinion will remain unshaken."

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules our Lives, Leonard Mlodinow´╗┐