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When you deliberately apply more skepticism to claims that you don't like, than to claims that you do like.
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'''Motivated skepticism''' is a fallacy of deliberately applying more skepticism to claims that you don't like, than to claims that you do like.
  
 
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*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/04/knowing_about_b.html Knowing About Biases Can Hurt People] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/04/knowing_about_b.html Knowing About Biases Can Hurt People] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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Revision as of 01:59, 23 May 2009

Motivated skepticism is a fallacy of deliberately applying more skepticism to claims that you don't like, than to claims that you do like.

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