12 thoughts on “A thoughtful commentary on The Oatmeal’s post about the Backfire Effect.

  1. Wow, that’s amazing. Paraphrasing: the idea that being passionate interferes with objectivity leads directly to the idea that people who are harmed by the status quo are emotional and untrustworthy.

  2. Michael Prescott Yeah basically anyone who is upset about being harmed by something can’t be trusted speak about it.

    “Wow you’re really getting out of control over this. Maybe you should take a break and let cooler heads decide whether you should continue to be stabbed.”

  3. Thoughtful response by Price. Happy to have read it.

    So much of Star Trek is about the intersection of Kirk’s approach and Spock’s approach that I can’t help but conclude the point is that both “sides” are necessary. Spock is not the ideal any more than Kirk.