Skip The Paternity Coin Toss? Positive Hunches Almost Always Right, Doubters Generally Wrong

An interesting study comes out of the University of Oklahoma.

According to this United Press International report, men confident of their paternity turn out to be correct more than 98% of the time.

The study also found that men who doubt their paternity actually prove to be the actual biological fathers more than 70% of the time.

This report is timely, in light of recent publicity surrounding claims of rampant paternity fraud. More on that in a previous post.

The study also underscores an important point: perception is more powerful than reality. Men are more likely to be involved with and provide support for children who they believe are theirs – regardless of whether they are right or wrong in that belief.