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These psychological mechanisms explain why facts won’t change anyone’s mind

Jay Maddock, Texas A&M University

A rumor started circulating back in 2008 that Barack Obama was not born in the United States. At the time, I was serving as chair of the Hawaii Board of Health. The director and deputy director of health, both appointed by a Republican governor,
inspected Obama’s birth certificate in the state records and certified that it was real.

I would have thought that this evidence would settle the matter, but it didn’t. Many people thought the birth certificate was a fabricated document. Today, many
people still believe that President Obama was not born in the U.S.

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Source:: AlterNet