Why your brain has inbuilt biases

I think unconscious bias is one of the hardest things to get at — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Are humans the main cause of global warming? A poll by the Pew Research Centre shows that 70% of liberal Democrats in the US think so. Yet only 15% of conservative Republicans do. Why is this? Because of their biases.

Their opponents think it’s because they’re in the pocket of the fossil fuel lobby. But there’s a simpler, psychological explanation. And that is biases. We are all, not just Republicans…