Friday, October 13, 2017

BloomsMag.com

Come on, BloomsMag.com, who are you trying to fool?

Your article from October 10, 2017, is titled: "A Philosopher’s 350-Year-Old Trick To Get People To Change Their Minds Is Now Backed Up By Psychologists."

A Quartz article from September 11, 2016, is titled: "A philosopher’s 350-year-old trick to get people to change their minds is now backed up by psychologists."

Your first paragraph:
The 17th century philosopher Blaise Pascal is perhaps best known for Pascal’s Wager which, in the first formal use of decision theory, argued that believing in God is the most pragmatic decision. But it seems the French thinker also had a knack for psychology. As Brain Pickings points out, Pascal set out the most effective way to get someone to change their mind, centuries before experimental psychologists began to formally study persuasion:
The first paragraph from Quartz:
The 17th century philosopher Blaise Pascal is perhaps best known for Pascal’s Wager which, in the first formal use of decision theory, argued that believing in God is the most pragmatic decision. But it seems the French thinker also had a knack for psychology. As Brain Pickings points out, Pascal set out the most effective way to get someone to change their mind, centuries before experimental psychologists began to formally study persuasion:
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