The Backfire Effect.

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The Backfire Effect.

Post by bindeweede » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:09 pm

I've been reading lots of posts about Brexit, pro and con, and came across this. New to me though I'm sure it shouldn't be.

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Backfire_effect

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Re: The Backfire Effect.

Post by Tony.Williams » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:12 am

Reminds me of this:

"The door of a bigoted mind opens outwards so that the only result of the pressure of facts upon it is to close it more snugly." - Ogden Nash

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Re: The Backfire Effect.

Post by Tony.Williams » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:45 am

Here's another even more apposite quote, from an SF novel I reviewed a while back:

"Somewhere we taught ourselves that our opinions are more significant than the facts. And somehow we get our egos and our opinions and Truth all mixed up in a single package, so that when someone does challenge one of the notions to which we subscribe, we react as if it challenges us."

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