Regarding your column "There is simply no reasoning with fools" –
One of my favorite writers: "Reasoning will never make a Man correct an ill Opinion, which by Reasoning he never acquired." – Johnathon Swift
Restated by unknown: "You cannot reason someone out of something he or she was not reasoned into," and restated again by an undetermined: "You cannot reason people out of positions they didn't reason themselves into."
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