The Backfire Effect: The More Your Beliefs Are Challenged The Stronger They Become

You’re not going to convince people they’re wrong with facts alone. It just won’t happen. In fact, you’re more likely to strengthen their beliefs by trying to convince them their wrong. Yep! That’s right. Challenging their beliefs with contradictory evidence will have the opposite effect of what you intended. It’s what’s called “The Backfire Effect.” […]

How 6 Mental Fallacies Pervert Your Reaction to Terrorism

I’ve talked about the lack of logic behind America’s fear of terrorism before. We covered the likelihood of dying from terrorism, and how the FBI inflates the number of foiled terror plots via entrapment. Now, I’ve got some psychological points for you. Nothing super crazy. Just basic mental fallacies that we all fall into. And […]

More Reasons Why Your Political Views Are Most Likely Illogical & Emotionally Based

We like to think we’re rational beings. We’re conservatives and libertarians for crying out loud. That’s our rallying cry. We’re the logical guys. Realistically, you and I are just as illogical and emotional as the next guy. Democrats and progressives are no more emotional than you and I are. Humans are emotional, and routinely irrational […]

The Left Cares About People Too

“If the left really cared about Americans, they wouldn’t push for socialist policies.” Another half-assed comment. Filled with assumptions, generalizations, and lacking any personal knowledge of why this particular group of Americans pushes for such policies. This makes me face-palm, numerous times a day. Conservatives, libertarians, republicans, they all do this. Heck, I’ve done it. […]

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