Once their mind has been made up, confirmation bias sets in. Confirmation bias is simply our tendency to more readily, and with less scrutiny, accept information, anecdotes, and world views that confirm our existing beliefs. And, again, it is a completely normal thing that every person does. Indeed, trying to convince someone that a previously held belief is incorrect has been proven to actually increase their affinity for that idea. And so a community is born, and the safety of vaccines is called into question. And once the procedure for getting a vaccine goes from the doctor telling you that it is now time for a vaccine — and 99% of parents agreeing because that person went through medical school — to it being a question to ponder, vaccination rates will go down.
I am taking my wife on a Babymoon in April to the Florida Keys after finding an amazingly priced flight last night. I was up until almost 4 in the morning reading, booking a resort, and seeing what we can get into down there. I love to travel. I also really love to read guidebooks about where we’re going. I use them to choose things to do while we’re there, find neat little places to eat, and find hidden beaches, authentic experiences, and off-the-beaten-path places.
So, I added a few books to Calibre and pushed them to my Voyage to read over the next weeks including:
- Fodor’s South Florida 2015: With Miami, Fort Lauderdale & the Keys.
- June Keith’s Key West & the Florida Keys: A Guide to the Coral Islands
- Key West & the Florida Keys – the Delaplaine 2015 Long Weekend Guide
- The Stapleton Long Weekend Guide to Gay Key West & the Florida Keys
- Fodor’s in Focus: Florida Keys
I’m on a quest to read 50 books in 2015.
8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 / 50 – Key West Travel Books
I wish these photos had some natural light but we took them too late. We had dinner with friends and then toured our birthing hospital this evening. We are only four months from having a baby!