The great thing about studies is that for the most part, they generally prove that everything you thought about the world is correct.
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Megan Reynolds

Most of the studies **that you hear about** might confirm what you already thought about the world, but only because of conformation bias, publication bias and media-coverage bias. This is not a great thing, because it can fortify incorrect/possibly harmful claims, bury unexpected but important results, and even encourage academic fraud. The whole point of science is to embrace complexity and test our assumptions about the world with as much objectivity as possible, not to cherry-pick results that make a good headline and back up preconceived assumptions about human behavior.

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