Link’n’Blogs – 7.14.17 – Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

In February, Elizabeth Kolbert published a brilliant – if chilling – highly detailed and well researched essay in The New Yorker entitled “Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds”. I’ve read it twice and it is a frightening story for us in these times of polarization and confirmation bias. It challenges me to check myself…

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds


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