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Symmetry · 2012-03-21 · Original thread
we change people's thinking by gentle persuasion, not by public mockery

I think this is wrong. I was just reading a book[1] about this actually, and historically convincing people that some practice is wrong does a bit, but if its social convention then people are actually mostly going to keep doing the same thing because "that's what people do" until it becomes a matter of public face or mockery. See dueling in the UK, or foot-binding in China.

[1]http://www.amazon.com/Honor-Code-Revolutions-Happen-ebook/dp...

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