Lord Clonk

October 2, 2009

Confirmation Bias

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lucy Licious @ 4:21 pm

Confirmation bias:

Confirmation bias refers to a type of selective thinking whereby one tends to notice and to look for what confirms one’s beliefs, and to ignore, not look for, or undervalue the relevance of what contradicts one’s beliefs.

This is my first attempt at a comic for nearly a decade. Spelling would be more of an issue if anyone knows what the confirmation bias is. As it happens, no one has noticed as of yet.

This was created for Strathclyde Uni’s newspaper, but was rejected due to the Union’s Equal Opportunities policy. The QMU is Glasgow University’s student union. We think they’re a bit up themselves.

Confirmation Bias

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2 Comments »

  1. I’m of the understanding that there is general confusion over how to handle anything remotely religious. I fell victim to this over something far more tenuous in the very same week.
    I wasn’t initially aware that I had incorporated my own confirmation bias into this comic by setting it in Glasgow Uni (although to be fair, that is where I heard this conversation).

    Comment by herbeey — October 3, 2009 @ 10:02 pm

  2. Exactly how does this violate Strathclyde Union’s Equal Opportunities policy? The character makes an empirical statement, although the point of the joke is that he and his friends are even bigger victims of their own confirmation bias, as you explained to me privately. Whose equal opportunities are being discriminated against here, those of the religious or the non-religious?

    Or maybe they’re just too thick to understand it, even after you’ve explained it.

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    Comment by jimmux — October 3, 2009 @ 9:51 pm


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