[OT] State of the internet

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Wed Oct 3 15:27:13 EDT 2012


Part of the problem is finding the right facts.  If you read a "fact" that
happens to support your argument then obviously you think it's true.
 Problem is, so many "facts" spouted by experts on any number of subjects
these days are either misguided, biased, or flat out wrong.  There's a
great book by David Freedman named "Wrong" which discusses the reasons for
this, some quite frightening.

Pete
lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>



On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 11:50 AM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>wrote:

> Bob's comments about having the facts was partly right-on and partly not.
> I was reading an article yesterday that said we only "hear" facts that we
> agree with, and which reinforce our already formed views. That's why it is
> ineffective to present pure facts to counter emotionally-based opinions
> like religion or politics. You have to alter the bias first before you can
> use facts to reinforce your argument.



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