Going through some of notes (scraps of paper all over the place) I came across these jottings:
“To believe in something because it’s true does not come naturally to people.”
“Subordination of belief to what is true is not natural to people.”
Perhaps you recognise this problem?
I think I noted them down while reading Dan Agin’s book: Junk Science recently. It’s a great book (although I think he is a bit hard on evolutionary psychology). I certainly ended up feeling very angry with the huge negative influence anti-science groups and beliefs have on humanity.