Why facts don't change our minds

Questions on, Why facts don’t change our minds

By: Jonathan W. Melendez Davidson

  1. The eerie power of miss information is very familiar to us today. These examples are what brought this country and many others into our current status. Reading the first section of this article I wonder if the fight against ‘alt-facts’ is a matter of being the first one to release information rather than treating the effect of others responses.

  2. Would we be better at facts if we didn’t collaborate?

  3. It’s is part of our nature to doubt; would fact really change our beliefs? After reading this article I’m still left with the same question. I get that nature has evolved us to be skeptical and to believe that which we agree with anyway. But then is the point of data visualization just to disperse information as broadly a possible to create some community of beliefs?