Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Immune to Facts?

“Have you ever noticed how some people, especially true believers like the T Party, are immune to facts?” Barak asked Devorah. Devorah nodded. “Why is that?”

“Making something visible to those who don’t believe in it does not mean it will be seen. Making something like global climate change visible to those who don’t want to believe makes them afraid. When people are afraid, they become defensive and look for reasons to be angry, and the anger makes frightened people feel safer.” Barak nodded. “The best we can do,” Devorah continued, “is allow a thing to just speak for itself so that when people do find it they feel like discoverers.”


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