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I really enjoyed this article and agree wholeheartedly with the author. I have never enjoyed arguing with people unwilling or unable to engage with reason and evidence - but I've never been able to put 'why' into words quite so well as done here:
It is useless for skeptics to argue with someone who doesn’t play by the rules of science and reason.
If no amount of evidence will change your opponent’s mind, you are wasting your breath.Scientists will change their minds when the evidence warrants. Before we waste time arguing, one thing we can do is ask our opponents what it would take to change their minds. One woman I asked said no amount of evidence could change her mind because she knew from personal experience that her claim was true, so any evidence that said otherwise would have to be false and fabricated. End of discussion. She’s out of the game.