Bernard J Hughes writes:
>> Something about this sort of topic seems to trigger cognitive
>> reactions which bypass mental modules capable of more abstract critical
>> analysis. I think it is very important for us to understand this
>> cognitive process in more detail.
>Perhaps its some sort of antibody reaction to foreign memes. Societies that
>accepted new ideas too easily were destroyed by random passing memes.
We've seen dozens of suggestions at this level of detail - what we need is for people to dig deeper into such suggestions to get more detailed predictions from each, and to confront those predictions with more detailed data.
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