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Unscientific America—Denying Science at Our Peril

David Brin

Contrary Brin

March 16, 2012

Increasingly, scientific consensus is failing to influence public policy. Facts, statistics and data appear insufficient to change highly politicized minds… and science has started scrutinizing why.


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Posted by Pastor_Alex  on  03/20  at  01:29 PM

David this is a problem in Canada as well. People who “know” the answers aren’t interested in listening to anything that doesn’t support their opinion. Popular culture mistrusts education and suggests that the real successes are those who get rich without formal learning.

The experiment in which people were brought together is interesting. It suggests that the way to change people’s minds is through relationship. I posted about an article that suggest “sacred” knowledge was processed differently than other knowledge at a neurological level. Maybe that is shifted in a situation of relationship and cooperation. It would be good to know if their change in thinking persisted past the end of the experiment.

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