How to Change the World

Maarten van Doorn
Jun 30, 2019 · 10 min read

People hardly ever change their minds.

In perhaps psychology’s coolest study that wasn’t rigged bullshit (i.e. Milgram and the Stanford Prison don’t count), Leon Festinger infiltrated a sect whose members believed aliens from a planet called ‘Clarion’ would destroy the earth December 21st, 1954. However, as true believers, the cult-members would be saved and transported to their new home planet in UFOs (they were…