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Posted: 02 August 2008 09:17 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi. I am Tom. I am interested in meeting people that can change their mind. I have only read a few threads. Can someone direct me to a thread that clearly shows someone changing their mind? Thanks if you can.

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Why don’t you try to change our minds? Or your mind?

What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.
—Vice President Dan Quayle winning friends while speaking to the United Negro College Fund, 5/9/89.

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Posted: 03 August 2008 05:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Try one of the scientific threads.  You might find someone changing their minds there.

We’re glad to have you, but with such an intro, I’m wondering why you are here.  Further inquiry into a specific topic, maybe?  It would be nice to know a little more about you.

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Posted: 03 August 2008 06:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Interesting question, TellTom. I don’t think we can change minds that often, although what we can do is expose ourselves to other people’s ways of thinking. And that in itself is a learning process. Even if at the end we may not change our opinions very much, we can at least sharpen them and make them more comprehensive. But I would say that it does happen that people on this forum and others will expose me to different data, articles, etc., of which I was unaware previously.

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Posted: 03 August 2008 03:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’ve found that after about thirty of forty years, I had pretty well defined my belief system across the political, social, philosophical, theologica, etc. spectra.  Since then I’ve enjoyed discussing these areas with people who have different views, but I haven’t modified my beliefs.  However, from those discussions, I’ve clarified in my mind my reasoning for them, and I’ve developed much more understanding and acceptance of different views. 

If you hope to change others or have them change you, TT, you’ll probably be disappointed, not only here, but also in life unless you are teaching small children. 

However, I’m always delighted to see an optimist.  Welcome to the Forum, Tom and good luck.  smile

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Posted: 03 August 2008 03:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I’ve changed my mind on some subjects due to further study or information.

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Posted: 03 August 2008 06:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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A Voice of Sanity - 03 August 2008 03:15 PM

I’ve changed my mind on some subjects due to further study or information.

Oh sure, as have I.

Lots.

Not sure if it’s happened on this site or not, though.

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Posted: 04 August 2008 01:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Damned wishy-washy young kids.  LOL  LOL

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Posted: 04 August 2008 02:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Thank you all. I am not so much interested in changing anyone’s mind, although changing mine might be. I think it’s an amazing thing to see someone’s eyes become opened, especially when it happens unexpectedly and is about something they’ve held very tightly to. I think that an adult that can do this like a child could say more about learning than 2 knowledgeable people arguing. I don’t think anyone comes here to have their mind changed, but I find plenty of good arguments. So I keep reading grin

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Posted: 05 August 2008 01:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Posted: 05 August 2008 02:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I certainly agree that this site is not for everyone, however, jholt seems to be depressed because his views haven’t been wildly applauded and broadly accepted.  I would suggest that he act on his feelings, but not try to convert others to his own negativism.

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Posted: 05 August 2008 02:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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HERE is a thread I started on this topic previously which might have some examples.

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Posted: 05 August 2008 03:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Posted: 07 August 2008 03:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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mckenzievmd - 05 August 2008 02:51 PM

HERE is a thread I started on this topic previously which might have some examples.

This thread Brennan noted is what I was thinking of too….

I’m not sure if you are looking for examples where people explain where they have changed their mind in the past, or examples where in this forum the discussions have changed someone’s mind.

Also there are little changes and big changes.

And ‘learning’ is not exactly the same thing as changing one’s mind, but it’s related.

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Jackson - 07 August 2008 03:24 AM

And ‘learning’ is not exactly the same thing as changing one’s mind, but it’s related.

Why would you change your mind except for new information or further analysis?

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TellTom - 02 August 2008 09:17 PM

Hi. I am Tom. I am interested in meeting people that can change their mind. I have only read a few threads. Can someone direct me to a thread that clearly shows someone changing their mind? Thanks if you can.

Strange question, but if you just need an example…
There was a time when I thought Billary was not an insult so much as it is just fact. Jackson asked a question that made me change my mind right then and there. Here’s the link - CHANGED MIND

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