"what you can't do is process information in the light of your beliefs and then test those beliefs with the information you've just processed. That is what the strength of the scientific method is. It makes us dumb, in the sense that we're not allowed to take advantage of our ability to explain away counter examples, but it saves us from confirmation bias."
- Lee Ross, author of The Wisest One In The Room
You Are Not So Smart, episode 62, Naive Realism