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Last month, Brendan Nyhan, a professor of political science at Dartmouth, published the results of a study that he and a team of pediatricians and political scientists had been working on for three years.They had followed a group of almost two thousand parents,.........>snip<...The goal was to test whether facts, science, emotions, or stories could make people change their minds.

The result was dramatic: a whole lot of nothing. None of the interventions worked.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/mariakonnikova/2014/05/why-do-people-persist-in-believing-things-that-just-arent-true.html?utm_source=www&utm_medium=tw&utm_campaign=20140519

...but there is hope (of sorts) if you read on, plus an understanding that basic prejudices empower faulty memories that stroke said prejudices. Pretty obvious you may say (and I agree) but for those not convinced here's scientific data to further fail to convince you.

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screwtape the story of this website May 21, 2014, 08:36:34 AM