Quotes / Confirmation Bias

clappy humor: A style of humor in which actual humor content is irrelevant. Instead, the comedian makes cutting, witty remarks about a person, idea or movement to which both he and his audience are largely opposed, and the audience does not actually laugh, but instead applauds his wit. Clappy humor is only there to make a political point and to be clapped at; it is not supposed to be "funny" or joke-based, as mere jokes and laughter would be considered frivolous by both comedian and audience.

Whoever peruses this essay should know that it states only Runeberg's conclusions, not his dialectic or his proof. Someone may observe that no doubt the conclusion preceded the "proofs". For who gives himself up to looking for proofs of something he does not believe in or the predication of which he does not care about?
Jorge Luis Borges, Three Versions of Judas

There seems to be a ton of athiests commenting here... I could be wrong, that's just what it looks like. I'm pretty sure, though, that no matter what either side has to say, their argument is just going to make those who agree with them happy, and nothing else. Nobody is going to be convinced there is or isn't a God in the comments section.
Kaelbu on this Cracked article

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.
Sherlock Holmes, "A Scandal in Bohemia"

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.