Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 31 - Think and Discuss - Page 599: 74


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Looking back at the history of people trying to understand the natural world, we see it has often happened that belief in a theory colored the perception and meaning of subsequent observations. For example, believers in creationism and in evolution assign different meanings to the fact that fossils exist. We should be aware of this weakness in ourselves, known as "confirmation bias".
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