Tag Archives: Persuasion

Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham and the Limits of Logic in Persuasion

On February 4th, 2014, respected scientist, inventor and TV presenter Bill Nye debated religious museum operator Ken Ham. Mr. Nye was arguing that the biological theory of evolution is real. He had thousands of pages of data on fossils, genetics and the weight of virtually all of the scientific community. Mr. Ham was arguing that […]

How to Persuade People Who Don’t Want to Be Persuaded

Based on an article by Nathaniel Claiborne If you want to persuade people, there are several steps you need to take if you hope to succeed. According to the fine folks at Freaknomics, these are some good general practices. Understand How Hard Persuasion Will Be Especially if you are having a discussion with people who […]