impuretrash Gold Member. New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of … The Backfire Effect: Why Facts Don’t Always Change Minds . Friendship does. Apr 14, 2019 #2 I don't understand the point of this. You already agree with them in most areas of life. One recent … "Don't do that." The first time I heard of CBT, I was in the first year of Uni doing a Bachelors of Science. WHY FACTS DON’T CHANGE OUR MINDS Submitted by Suhail Rizvi. Joined Feb 10, 2017 Messages 58,863 Reaction score 16,736 Points 2,190. It turned out that it was easier to change people’s minds about facts such as the invention of the light bulb by Thomas Edison, than other more personal beliefs. Reactions: Death Angel. Recently this article from the New Yorker was submitted by Suhail Rizvi to some of us via personal emails. The Spectrum of Beliefs. Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds . They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a random individual, the other by a person who had subsequently taken his own life. Maybe you should change your mind on this one too. I thought it was amazing how it worked but it's not only until much later that I became interested in the subjective and intersubjective experiences of individuals that things do … Re: Why Facts Don't Change Our Minds « Reply #38 on: January 02, 2021, 02:52:39 PM » I recommend once again the book “God’s secretaries”, an account of the translation of the King James version of the Bible. A desire for identity consistency may help explain why we can be so uncomfortable engaging with opinions that challenge our beliefs. Doubt isn’t always resolved in the face of facts for even the … Posted on February 26, 2017 by Editors. Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds - The New Yorker. The people who are most likely to change our minds are the ones we agree with on 98 percent of topics. Facts don’t change our minds. However, in reality this is seldom the case. So if someone you know, like, and trust believes a radical idea, you are more likely to weight it, consider it and give it merit. Joined Aug 31, 2017 Messages 10,292 Reaction score 2,076 Points 290. This week on Hidden Brain , we look at how we rely on the people we trust to shape our beliefs, and why facts aren't always enough to change our minds. QuickLink: Why Facts Don't Change Our Minds ;By Elizabeth Kolbert - Really interesting experiment! In a perfectly rational world, people who encounter evidence that challenges their beliefs would first evaluate this evidence, and then adjust their beliefs accordingly. Marion Morrison Diamond Member. In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds . Why facts don’t change our minds – The psychology of our beliefs. Facts, as John Adams put it, are stubborn things, but our minds are even more stubborn. Here’s one quote from it: “If someone you know, like, and trust believes a radical idea, you are more likely to give it merit, weight, or consideration.