"Have you ever noticed that when you present people with facts that are
contrary to their deepest held beliefs they always change their minds? Me
neither. In fact, people seem to double down on their beliefs in the teeth of
overwhelming evidence against them. The reason is related to the worldview
perceived to be under threat by the conflicting data."
Scientific American summarises the usual advice on trying to convince people.
Via Irreverent Monk.
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