Why Facts Don’t Win Arguments, SETI 101, Self-Control Pitfalls

Learn why self-control isn’t always good for you; why you can’t win an argument using facts; and what SETI is looking for.

More from Dr. Steven Novella:

More from Seth Shostak:

To learn more about motivated reasoning and how we think, read “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” by Jonathan Haidt: https://www.amazon.com/Righteous-Mind-Divided-Politics-Religion/dp/0307455777  

The stories in this episode originally aired July 8, 2018 “SETI on How We Search for Aliens (w/ Seth Shostak), Facts Don’t Win Arguments, Self-Control, and The Red Baron” https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/seti-on-how-we-search-for-aliens-w-seth-shostak-fa  

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