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  •  There is a little field of study called (2+ / 0-)
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    Dirtandiron, Dave925

    "social psychology." Our opponents understand it. We, by and large, don't. One of its major conclusions is that just speaking the truth without trying to market it is extraordinarily unlikely to change anyone's mind.

    Your post is that of an idealist by H.L. Mencken's definition: someone who observes that a rose smells better than a cabbage and concludes that it would also make a better soup.

    If you integrate fantasy with reality, you do not instantiate reality. If you mix cow pie with apple pie, it does not make the cow pie taste better; it makes the apple pie worse. --Mark Crislip

    by ebohlman on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 02:49:49 PM PDT

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