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Reasonable Doubt

The Psychology of Belief

How your brain distorts the world to support your emotional attachments to certain ideas

Illustration: Hisham Akira Bharoocha

BBelief is a powerful and necessary thing, governing our societies, our day-to-day and inner lives, our thoughts, hopes, plans, and relationships. You believe that the plane will leave the runway, that working hard will…




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