We, humans, are innately tribal. We have a strong need to belong to groups and maintain fulfilling relationships with others. This need to belong, however, warps our reasoning ability. It is known as tribal thinking.
In my blook, I have started to write about tribal thinking, it is still work in progress but has enough substance to make it a worthwhile read. The surprising results of experiments, by Dan Kahan, a Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School make it clear that we are not rational creatures, we are rationalizing ones.
The more factual information we have and the better our science literacy, the more likely we are to double down on our false beliefs.