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Dave W.
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Posted - 05/06/2017 :  19:53:44  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Oatmeal has a good, long comic called "You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you" about the psychological Backfire Effect. It may be a little wishful about the why, but not the what, though this is a good, general take-away:
Just remember that your worldview isn't a perfect house that was built to last forever.

It's a cheap condo, and over time most of it will turn to shit.

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Kil
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Posted - 05/07/2017 :  09:25:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

The Oatmeal has a good, long comic called "You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you" about the psychological Backfire Effect. It may be a little wishful about the why, but not the what, though this is a good, general take-away:
Just remember that your worldview isn't a perfect house that was built to last forever.

It's a cheap condo, and over time most of it will turn to shit.

It's one the the better Oatmeals. He also edited a version for classrooms, I think by request. Oh. I see that version is now provided as a choice by way of the link above.

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

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