virus: Mind-Flipper in Action

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Tue, 07 Oct 1997 14:13:20 -0700

Richard wrote:
>On Monday, October 6, 1997 11:26 PM, Nathaniel Hall
>[] wrote:
>> Richard Brodie wrote:
>> > Interesting example. Did you forget that Rushdie's book itself is an
>example of using something other than reason to deal with others?
>> I've only read part of it. I noticed at the time I was reading it no
>force was applied upon my body.
>Wow! I expected better. This is the heart of your argument, and I've
>pierced it like a hot steel rod. Of course we're talking about the use of
>words to persuade in a fashion other than logical argument (which is an
>extremely ineffective means). Everyone participating in this thread should
>have read INFLUENCE by Robert Cialdini.

Richard, would you mind telling what examples of "something other than
reason to deal with others" *you* find in Rushdie's book ?

BTW: giving homework assignments -- instead of one's point of view -- which
one of Cialdini's methods woud it be?

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159