RE: virus: FAQ: question (c) - Believing

Richard Brodie (
Sat, 19 Jun 1999 06:27:15 -0700

I misunderstood you. I thought you were proposing that the "When you understand why you don't believe in the other gods, you'll understand why I don't believe in yours" approach was an effective way to convert people. If you agree with me that it is ineffective, the discussion is resolved.

Richard Brodie
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From: []On Behalf Of Dan Plante
Sent: Saturday, June 19, 1999 5:25 AM
Subject: RE: virus: FAQ: question (c) - Believing

At 05:55 PM 18/06/99 -0700 Richard Brodie wrote:

I think you'll find it an interesting exercise. I predict zero conversions and an expansion of your model of how people operate.

If I had to take a wild guess, I would also anticipate near-zero conversions, so I'm not sure what would cause me to reevaluate my understanding of individual or group behaviourial dynamics.