Life is Getting Better -- Fast

Posted by  $  MikeMarotta 6 years, 1 month ago to History
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Created by the Cato Institute. This was touted by Ed Hudgins of the Atlas Society here:
http://www.atlassociety.org/ele/blog/201...
SOURCE URL: http://humanprogress.org/


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  • Posted by  $  6 years, 1 month ago
    Generally, people rated authors as experts when the views coincided with their own. Kahan and his team created three authors and their books. All three had the same high level of academic standing. (Doctorates from major schools.) In every case, two different, opposing views were written for each author and randomly shown to subjects. The topics were gun control, nuclear power plants, and global warming.

    Originally published by the Yale Law School as "Research Paper #205: Cultural Cognition of Scientific Consensus by Dan M. Kahan, Hank Jenkins-Smith and Donald Braman."It was popularized by our comrades at Mother Jones who also offer it here:
    http://www.motherjones.com/files/kahan_p...
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