Ian Derrington I am easily influenced and I’ve learned I have to be careful when things are “close but just different enough” One of my favorite examples is Prager U. they are one of the few media that I blocked from everything they are experts at taking a reasonable point but putting a slight spin to it – almost unnoticeable – and next thing you know you are agreeing with something you wouldn’t have otherwise. I could tolerate it until they went after Hans Rosling – poverty and population guru and blast of the Internet with a metaphor with gumballs that completely twisted around Hans Rosling’s points and had entirely different conclusions. It gained more traction and influence and it wasn’t long before you only would see the gumball analogy, which is wrong. it was so long ago that I don’t remember all the details but I realized them that if I wasn’t aware of rosling I would’ve agreed with them, as the differences were subtle but significant. 

Ian Derrington
I am easily influenced and I’ve learned I have to be careful when things are “close but just different enough”

One of my favorite examples is Prager U.

they are one of the few media that I blocked from everything

they are experts at taking a reasonable point but putting a slight spin to it – almost unnoticeable – and next thing you know you are agreeing with something you wouldn’t have otherwise.

I could tolerate it until they went after Hans Rosling – poverty and population guru and blast of the Internet with a metaphor with gumballs that completely twisted around Hans Rosling’s points and had entirely different conclusions.

It gained more traction and influence and it wasn’t long before you only would see the gumball analogy, which is wrong.

it was so long ago that I don’t remember all the details but I realized them that if I wasn’t aware of rosling I would’ve agreed with them, as the differences were subtle but significant. 

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