Shockingly, people of a liberal bent find "scientific" evidence supporting their policy preferences to be felicitous. Unsurprisingly, people of a conservative bent find skeptical arguments against same to be preferable.
As I’ve previously stated, the vast majority of people believe what they believe because other people believe it, and not because they have actually attempted to reason through the evidence to come to the correct answer themselves.
When there is a divergence of opinion on a subject matter, people are far more likely to use whatever reasoning ability they have not to figure out the actual truth of the matter, but rather to figure out which group they should believe.
This is why even though I blog about climate issues here, I don't much talk with people about it. I approached the issue from the perspective of finding out what fits the historical record, which led me into data and down the rabbit hole. Most people aren't interested in that. They just want to make sure they're pulling for the "right" team.
It's an interesting read. Not sure if I believe he's right about Rick Perry, but he absolutely nails Mitt Romney.