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Robert Crescenzi 9/21/10 Bias Paper Biases Biases cause people to reject ideas, even ones of logic, due to a favor towards or against something or its opposition. For example, religion creates a set of biases for its followers by explaining that certain things are evil and as a result, the followers become closed-minded towards the topic and immediately shun the idea on the basis that it is evil. There are many different sources that influence one’s biases, including parental figures, mentors, siblings, idols, and self-acquired beliefs. During the John/Scopes trial, many church-goers rejected the theory of evolution spawned by Charles Darwin just because it opposed the theory of divine creation. Although Darwin’s theory had much more based around logic, Christians refused to hold it as credible and did not want it being taught in local schools. This hatred towards the theory of evolution was created out of the Christians’ biases against it.
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