Here Are 5 Infuriating Examples of Facts Making People Dumber

Mon, 12 May 2014 14:59:41 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://climatedesk.org/2014/03/here-are-5-infuriating-examples-of-facts-making-people-dumber/

"The notorious “backfire effect” has now been captured in multiple studies."

It shouldn't be a surprise that people generally hate to be wrong, hate to be
told they're wrong, and would rather defend their existing beliefs than examine
them. Which means directly challenging people who are wrong, no matter how
obvious and stupid, rarely achieves much.

Via Susan Stone.

Cheers,
*** Xanni ***

--
Andrew Pam
Partner, Glass Wings http://glasswings.com.au/

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