Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cognitive Dissonance of the Day

As I mentioned before, cognitive dissonance is where a person possess two contradictory beliefs at the same time, yet believes them both to be true. We saw a recent example of this in a Huffington Post thread:

All right. So all Israel has to do is return occupied lands and then there will be peace. Not really a new idea  but okay...

But then a comment that says Israel shouldn't exist (and therefore there shouldn't be peace) gets an equal number of favorites. Either cognitive dissonance is happening, or the Huffington Posters will just fav anything that is remotely anti-Israel. I'm going with the latter.

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