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Facts by themselves are rather useless: only when supporting an argument do they become useful. And most of the arguments made every day are essentially 'emotional'. Whether or not we accept an argument is often an intuitive estimation of whether or not acceptance will make us feel better.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Apr 3rd, 2011 at 09:20:46 AM EST
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Facts by themselves are rather useless: only when supporting an argument do they become useful.

They are useful when undermining an argument, too.

Economics is politics by other means

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Apr 3rd, 2011 at 09:56:55 AM EST
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