When someone is wrong and you present them with facts, they quickly change their mind and accept what’s correct. But in some cases, many just continue to argue for something that simply isn’t true. Why is that? Why do arguments change people’s minds in some cases and backfire in others? This TED-Ed video based on a lesson by Hugo Mercier explains.

THIS IS COOL. I WANT TO LEARN SOMETHING ELSE, TOO!

Video via – TED-Ed
Further Readings And References @ The argumentative theory of reasoning, Dartmouth, and The New Yorker

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