Facts are no match for deep-seated beliefs

Proust observes that facts will never dissuade or persuade someone if the facts contradict their beliefs—a point to ponder in discussions about climate change, politics, or really anything.

“Facts do not find their way into the world in which our beliefs reside; they did not produce our beliefs, they do not destroy them; they may inflict on them the most constant refutations without weakening them.” ~ Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way

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