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Dean Buchanan's Avatar Jump to comment 5 by Dean Buchanan

Did this jump out at me because of my confirmation bias? Can I safely ignore the rest of the article now?

There are also some cases where directness works. Kuklinski’s welfare study suggested that people will actually update their beliefs if you hit them “between the eyes” with bluntly presented, objective facts that contradict their preconceived ideas.

edit: i guess blunt is good, but give me a well used logical scalpel and it is more fun!

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