You may have heard of the term confirmation bias. It is the tendency to search for, interpret, or recall information in a way that confirms your preexisting beliefs or theories. Usually, when people talk about confirmation bias, it is in the context of pointing out someone's faulty logic or biased
WHY FACTS DON’T CHANGE OUR MINDS New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason. The vaunted human capacity for reason may have more to do with winning arguments than with thinking straight.