Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How did you get involved in the Pro-Truth Pledge?
Bentley Davis: I was working on how to help people agree more and found the Intentional Insights Facebook page where they discussed the psychology of disagreements. I started volunteering and when as a group we came up with the Pro-Truth Pledge. I was excited because a shared pledge can increase the chances of agreement.
Jacobsen: What is its value to the work that you do?
Davis: If we can find more agreement we will spend less time working against each other and more time working together. Even a small increase is agreements can unlock substantial human resources to make a better world.
Jacobsen: What inspired the foundation of www.reasonscore.com?
Davis: Two of my friends unfriended each other over an online disagreement. I knew the topic would come up as we hung out so I tried doing some research. Everywhere I went I got an opposing viewpoint that sounded plausible. It would take forever to come to a conclusion. There has to be a better way.
Scott Douglas Jacobsen is the Founder of In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal and In-Sight Publishing. He authored/co-authored some e-books, free or low-cost. If you want to contact Scott: Scott.D.Jacobsen@Gmail.com.
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