Friday, March 17, 2006

The prosecution is ALWAYS coaching the witness!

I collect these little findings because I don't think even I ever quite plumb the depths of my capacity to fool myself. I have mentioned how contrary facts barely touch a properly primed sense of trust we place in some who actually betrays that trust. Now comes a study that obsereves a corollary: If you are primed to regard a person as having poor moral character, you are apt to start misremembering facts about the person to their detriment. If that really is how our minds operate, it would at least make you wonder how many innocent people get convicted on the testimony of such "memory".

Study how not to constantly be the judge lest you find yourself surrounded by the guilty.

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