Researchers Have Found a Way to Disagree Productively About Politics & Religion

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04 Feb 2019 06:09 - 04 Feb 2019 06:13 #333582 by Rosalyn J
I have found an article that I enjoyed. I've placed it here to hear your thoughts. The full text is below in the spoiler
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www.sciencealert.com/here-s-how-to-have-...epcXi7p4dd_xit41j6j8

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04 Feb 2019 17:08 #333607 by Omhu Cuspor
I am having to work really hard to avoid offering a statement both inaccurate and comedic ... "Now, I just disagree with that research!" :-)

In seriousness, I do have to admit I don't fully get the conclusion. The researchers draw a clear picture that most of us need something more than facts alone to inspire us to reconsider our ideological assumptions. But what I read from their prescription is to offer a statement like, "That's not the way I see it," or "That's not what I believe," and then providing the justification for our different point of view, which would presumably include a list of facts. The fault may be mine, but I am not seeing how that would diminish the likelihood of an interaction becoming fiery.
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04 Feb 2019 17:42 #333616 by Stormcaller

Omhu Cuspor wrote: I am having to work really hard to avoid offering a statement both inaccurate and comedic ... "Now, I just disagree with that research!" :-)

In seriousness, I do have to admit I don't fully get the conclusion. The researchers draw a clear picture that most of us need something more than facts alone to inspire us to reconsider our ideological assumptions. But what I read from their prescription is to offer a statement like, "That's not the way I see it," or "That's not what I believe," and then providing the justification for our different point of view, which would presumably include a list of facts. The fault may be mine, but I am not seeing how that would diminish the likelihood of an interaction becoming fiery.


The larger point was to change the way we engage with people we disagree with, or people who are just stubbornly, aggressively wrong about something. The idea is that people are more open to being corrected or challenged if the overall tone isn't hostile or aggressive. Why we need to do that at all is a bitter rant on my part (don't worry, I'll spare you the rant).

I disagree, somewhat, with it, but the merit of it is undeniable. It would be beneficial if people could adopt a less combative approach to debate and discussion.

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05 Feb 2019 01:39 #333640 by Rosalyn J
If we , generally speaking, would like to move from debate to dialogue, Maitre Alexandre Orion suggests this book:

I think you might like this book – "Martin Buber's I and Thou: Practicing Living Dialogue" by Kenneth Paul Kramer.

Start reading it for free: a.co/dxGoAdO

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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