Election season is upon us. I watch HBO’s Bill Maher bang his head on the “Real Time” table in despair at the lack of communication that is possible between parties. We wade into a season of debates, hearing persistent expressions of surprise that the “other side” does not recognize the logic of a particular argument. But perhaps the surprise is unwarranted because, in fact, it is nearly impossible to convince anyone of anything via facts, charts, numbers or even abundant proof. People are not persuaded to change their opinions with ..