006 - Defense Against the Dark Arts II - Seduce and Destroy

In this episode we look at persuasion through the eyes of seduction experts and the pickup artist community.

- why critical thinking educators need to talk about persuasion

- why scientific rationality is a social achievement that takes effort and vigilance to maintain

- preparing students for life outside the dojo

- summarizing our list of persuasion topics

- Ross Jeffries as pioneer of the seduction community

- NLP, hypnosis and "speed seduction"

- Tom Cruise, Frank T.J. Mackey, and "Seduce and Destroy"

- the seduction community's approach to the science of persuasion

- the difficulty of answering the question "does it work?"