Yet, from today’s review of A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA here —
“When I hear you give your reasons […] the thing always appears to me to be so ridiculously simple that I could easily do it myself, though at each successive instance of your reasoning I am baffled until you explain your process.”
“I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”
Is this what is called ’confirmation bias’?
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