individuals who receive unwelcome information may not simply resist challenges to their views. Instead, they may come to support their original opinion even more strongly — what we call a “backfire effect.”

The sad truth is, engaging in heated debates like this will not get anyone closer to their goals, it actually hurts the cause you set out to support. Humans are weird.

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