The problem with Democrats is the problem with us

Youtube Physics video by Veritaslum

Nobody changes their minds about anything, ever.

This is a simple experiment about people’s beliefs about falling balls. Nobody is saying anything physicsy about “freefall”, “under the earth’s gravitational field”. The experimenter holds up two identically sized balls, one is a relatively light red basket ball and the other is a heavier black medicine ball. All he does is ask people, if the two balls are dropped simultaneously from the same height, which one will hit the ground first.

Nobody changes their minds about anything, ever.

Except, mostly, hard scientists. Yeah, I know this is going to piss people off. But in terms of openness to change and the inverse timescales on which they are willing to do so, probably: Mathematicians > Physicists > Chemists > Life Scientists … > the heavily politicized and finally, religious people.

I stop to miau to cats.

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