Posted on 13 November 2013 by John Cook
Howard is guided by gut feeling rather than empirical evidence and physics. At the same time, he accuses scientists, who arrived at their position through methodical consideration of the full body of evidence, of ideological bias. How does one make sense of this? An appropriate starting place is the scientific research into the biasing influence of ideology.
Does this mean ideological bias is symmetrical, with liberals exaggerating the effects of while conservatives downplay impacts? Again, we can consult empirical research for the answer.