Will write a separate report on that event. But today on this Brexit business ...
Boy were folks in Cambridge depressed!
People there at least seem to be of one mind on the issue --
But what really seems to bug them is that the issue us up for a vote, and it looks like it will be close (we'll find out presently if so). How can it be that so many people don't see things the way we do?, they are asking in consternation; what does that mean about the competence of our democratic electorate?
Well here's something familiar too:
The Online Privacy Foundation adapted the CCP Motivated Numeracy study to views on Brexit and in a study released yesterday observed the same perverse interactions between predispositions and reasoning proficiency.
I haven't had time to do more the casually peruse the results. But my sense is that there was in fact a finding of symmetry in the effect-- that is, that higher numeracy magnified biased information processing regardless of the subjects' Brexit predispositions.
That doesn't measn that the occasion of the vote isn't entangdeled in reason-effacing pathologies-- on the contary, reason is being effaced-- but it does mean (if I'm right aout the results; I reserve the right to reassess on closer examination & will tell you if I do change my view on this) that only one side is being affected by them.
They have some pretty nice graphis, too, I'll say that:
But that's all I have time for for now! Others might want to chime in on what they think of the OPF study or generally about Brexit and rationality.
Of course, I'll be tuning in along w/ the 14 billion readers of this blog to get the reasults of the vote later today ...