Believing and belonging — why people believe in scientifically discredited theories

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The puzzle of denialism

The Rim Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest near in California began on Aug. 17, 2013 and is under investigation. The fire has consumed approximately 149, 780 acres and is 15% contained. U.S. Forest Service photo.

Neil Levy's solution to the denialism puzzle

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An additional factor: believing to belong

Why do beliefs become a proxy for group membership

Ken Ham creationist billboard.

How to improve scientific knowledge

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