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“The really interesting question, then, is how the urban myth of rampant misattributed paternity persists, despite…

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“The really interesting question, then, is how the urban myth of rampant misattributed paternity persists, despite all the evidence to the contrary.”

Originally shared by Harald Tveit Alvestrand

Nice writeup about the “misattributed paternity myth” and the relative spreading power of shocking “facts” that support a cause vs non-shocking facts that don’t.

http://inside.org.au/the-fatherhood-myth/

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  • doesn’t understand how this happens, but much like losing a job, if this happens to you the unemployment rate is 100%! As I’m in the 1% to 30% of the population with a “surname discontinuity” I can appreciate that emotion, but I have no interest in “promoting the myth” of higher rates. However, the author of this article is correct about those groups that have a vested interest in “stoking this fire” … and I would too if I was paying child support for some other man’s child!

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