Defying Conventional Wisdom

Defying Conventional Wisdom

If someone showed you evidence that a belief you held was wrong, would you trust it—or look for ways to confirm your views? When is conventional wisdom not wise? With unfortunate regularity. Confirmation bias is more common than we might think. We’ll discuss its prevalence in an ever-more polarized world and consider ways to combat it.

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What is Confirmation Bias and How to Reduce it?

What is Confirmation Bias and How to Reduce it?

Did someone ever show you evidence that a belief you held was wrong? Learn what Confirmation Bias is and how to reduce it.

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Science cannot be owned by anyone: In conversation with Jacek Olczak

Science cannot be owned by anyone: In conversation with Jacek Olczak

Discover Jacek Olczak's opinions on industry sponsored research, innovation, and the importance of unbiased science.

Research, Bias and Industry-Led Science’s Potential: Should industries be involved?

Research, Bias and Industry-Led Science’s Potential: Should industries be involved?

The world has always been driven by science, and as we become more aware of that world through the increasingly easy access to information, science’s role in our collective transformation has increased exponentially. The question is, can industry-led research help to unlock science’s potential?

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