If you want to learn more about the backfire effect and other related behaviors (confirmation bias, deductive reasoning, etc),
I highly recommend listening to the whole thing:
Podcast Part 1 -
Podcast Part 2 -
Podcast Part 3
I would also like to thank my wonderful girlfriend Theresea for calling my attention to the backfire effect in the first place.
The past year has been rough for a lot of people, and she pointed me in a direction that could actually help people.
Theresea: you're amazing, I love you, thank you.