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I am the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent can be found at LosingMyReligions.net. Currently, I am President of One Step for Animals; previously, I was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before my unfortunate encounter with activism, I was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). My hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. I live in Tucson with my soulmate and reluctant editor Anne, along with the occasional snake and scorpion.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Changing People's Minds


This This American Life podcast is very interesting, especially the first story. Just shows, once again, how important a positive example is, and how screaming and anger won't change people's minds.

UPDATE: Turns out the data was faked for this. Yikes!
Thanks to Brendon Brewer for noting this.

2 comments:

Brendon J. Brewer said...

Some interesting developments on this story:

http://www.statschat.org.nz/2015/05/21/fake-data-in-important-political-science-experiment/

Joseph T. Espinosa said...

Excellent, I can go back to yelling people into veganism ;-)