Comments: Real news

Ohhh yeah, I'm reading. :) Good link about confirmation bias, I've been running up against that in a couple mailing lists today...

Posted by Elayne Riggs at December 18, 2003 08:34 AM

A lot of the articles I've found are leading me to wonder how, or even if it's possible to change anyone's mind about anything!

I mean, clearly, the willingness to be open to new ideas has to be there, which seems to be the case in only about 1 out of 1000 people, but even aside from that, how do you "re-educate" someone who is carrying false or even dangerous beliefs and why does the very thought of "re-education" give me a moment of Orwellian disonance?

Posted by Anne at December 18, 2003 08:54 AM