Monthly Archives: August, 2011

Think You Can Change Someone’s Mind? With Facts?


Here’s a pretty interesting piece about the futility of trying to change someone’s mind about their deep-seated beliefs – even with facts.  The author refers to it as the Backfire Effect. Helps explain all those folks who believe there were WMDs in Iraq and that Obama was not born in Hawaii – even though the facts prove otherwise.

The perpetual Hatfields and McCoys . . . . and the premise of the article is proved out in all the comments that follow that piece. Amazing.