I’m very grateful for that.
Riley Haas
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We all have our blindspots—and it’s hard not to assume everyone perceives the world as we do. When people dismissed evidence out of hand, I used to assume they were afraid of being wrong. Until I read your paper, it’d never occurred to me that people might be dismissing evidence because evidence is irrelevant to them; they believe what they believe because of their values.

Meanwhile, I’m excited to go through all of the data I’ve collected over the years with this new theory in mind. I’ve learned that I can make a lot of new discoveries from existing data after uncovering one of my blindspots.

I did read some of the comments on your paper. Most of it was over my head, but I do remember thinking: “The audience for philosophy papers is a really tough crowd!” :)

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