Discussion in 'Politics' started by JBeukema, Jul 13, 2010.
How facts backfire - The Boston Globe
Yeah I read that, too.
Explains much about why places like these never reach consensus, doesn't it?
This is why I am so disgusted by partisans.
Once they've formed an opinion, no amount of evidence contrary to their POV seems to matter.
It's like people want simplicity and certainty so much that they'll filter out anything that challenges them to think beyond their world view.
"Facts" are slippery things.
Iran is working on a nuclear bomb. THis is fact.
Iran has threatened Israel's existence. This is also fact.
Obama's response has been to set deadlines for Iran to talk. They have ignored or mocked every one of them. These are all facts.
The natural conclusion ought to be that Obama's policy here is a failure. But someone else will say the natural conclusion is we haven't dangled the right carrot just yet. These are completely opposite conclusions from the same facts.
The solution, in IMO is to hit them with a really big stick.
Interpret that as you will.
The only way to deal with it is to keep to the facts yourself.
Because some are emotion driven doesnt mean you have to join them.
It gives conservative a whole new light doesnt it?
They like to conserve what used to be instead of being willing to move forward with new information.
This is why they hate education and call educated people elitists. Its why they hate science and try to rewrite history all day long. They are desperate to not change what they believe no matter what the evidence says.
Never let the facts get in the way of a good story
I cant believe the opposition I meet when trying to get out the court documented reality that the republican party cheats in elections.
I truely thought that by telling them they would force their party to stop the cheating BUT NO!
They defend the cheating and pretend that all the court procedings mean nothing or even say the dems do it too. Then they fail to produce any evidence that the dems do it too.
I cant believe how closed minded some Americans are to the facts.
Truth. Show'em the birth certificate, it takes 0.001 seconds for them to claim it's a fake. Show'em the newspaper announcement, the conspiracy grows larger. A lot like the truthers actually. Too much emotional investment to let a few facts get in the way.
lololol. You are THE PRIME example of what this article is talking about.
I've never seen a more partisan brainwashed liberal lunkhead than YOU.
And I would bet 90% of the people on this board would agree.
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