I love Cracked. The bloggers there usually make me think while also making me laugh. This article I found today did not disappoint on either front.
I have to admit that I’ve been guilty of all of these… it’s not easy to back down from an argument and admit when we’re wrong. Some of these fallacies make it even more difficult because we know that even if WE are aware that it’s actually the mature thing to listen and be open to new data that it will also probably be used against us by people who don’t quite understand this yet. And after all;
Our evolutionary compulsion is to triumph, even if it means being totally, illogically, proudly wrong.