About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent is his blockbuster The Accidental Activist, which Amazon claims is by his wife Anne Green. So it goes. Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. He lives in Tucson with Anne, along with no dogs, no cats, no guinea pigs, and only the occasional snake or 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 ;-)