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Study finds they can be effectively rebutted. Well, that's the headline.

https://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2019/07/science-deni...

A new study suggests, however, that efforts to counter science deniers aren’t futile. Published recently in the journal Nature Human Behavior, the study found that such efforts can help mitigate the impact that deniers have on audiences — although not, perhaps, as much as hoped.

I'll take swaying the audience to reason. If there's a single deluded denier ranting, and I can sway with actual facts the 20 people watching him/her, that's a 'win' in my book.
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