“Bats aren’t blind. The Great Wall of China is not really visible from space. And vaccines do not cause autism. Many people believe these myths because they’ve heard them repeated enough times. Statements that are familiar start to feel right, regardless of accuracy. It’s called illusory truth effect. And it’s been a powerful weapon in Houston’s rough-and-tumble mayoral race.” – Houston Chronicle Editorial
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