How to change others’ minds

Neuroscience Can’t Heal a Divided Nation

Lately I’ve been despairing about the state of America. I’m not sure how denying access to affordable health care, opposing scientific facts like global warming and the benefits of vaccines, alienating our allies, banning Muslims, building a wall, endorsing torture, and reviving nuclear proliferation are supposed to “make American great again” (as if the U.S. is a backward, put-upon, and defeated nation). Why do so many Americans believe that a corrupt, lying billionaire will improve their economic standing? This way of thinking is alien to me. Is there anything that could change my mind about even one of these issues? ….[READ]

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