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Do We Believe Everything We're Told?

I hate our brains sometimes, mine in particular. I just read "According to an unverified rumor I just made up, people will be less skeptical of this essay because of the distracting color changes." and thought, "Hmmm, I wonder if that could be true." When the first part literally said ACCORDING TO AN UNVERIFIED RUMOR I JUST MADE UP! It is embarrassing to say that it took me reading that more than once to realize how I just glossed over the first part, or just separated it from the rest of the text as two separate entities. First part: hehe funny joke. Second part: stated like a fact so that I did indeed "passively accept a proposition in the course of comprehending it, and only afterward actively disbelieve propositions which are rejected by consideration." šŸ¤¦šŸ¼ā€ā™€ļø