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The backfire effect occurs when, in the face of contradictory evidence, established beliefs do not change but actually get stronger. The effect has been demonstrated experimentally in psychological tests, where subjects are given data that either reinforces or goes against their existing biases – and in most cases people can be shown to increase their confidence in their prior position regardless of the evidence they were faced with. ~Rationalwiki

Psychologist Dan Gilbert tells The New York Times;

When our bathroom scale delivers bad news, we hop off and then on again, just to make sure we didn’t misread the display or put too much pressure on one foot. When our scale delivers good news, we smile and head for the shower. By uncritically accepting evidence when it pleases us, and insisting on more when it doesn’t, we subtly tip the scales in our favor

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Poi is a Hawaiian word for the primary Polynesian staple food made from the underground plant stem or corm of the  ~Wikipedia

The starchy root of the taro plant (known in Hawaiian as kalo) is cooked and pounded to make a pudding-like purple paste. Hypoallergenic and highly digestible this superfood is easily utilized due to fermentation (similar to yogurt) and offers ample nutritional support for babies, athletes and those recovering from illness.

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the sneaking suspicion that the universe is conspiring to help you.

Rob Brezsny author, astrologer, bon vivant wasn’t born a Proniod fuckmaster, but he got there as fast as he could…

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