Media lauded a paper about religious children being mean, less eager to admit it was debunked

Posted on AllSides September 27th, 2019
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Nothing like a good piece of confirmation bias.

Do you remember that paper from a few years back that reported religious children were meaner than their secular peers? It was shared by outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Slate, and the Guardian, none of whom, at the time of this writing, have issued updates to their breathless recitations of the conclusions of this now-debunked paper.

Slate concluded, piously, “Perhaps the thing to take away from this is that studies that tout the moral authority of a certain community should be...

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