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This is a post from The Last Ra­tion­al­ist, which asks, gen­er­ally, “Why do ra­tio­nal­ists have such a hard time do­ing things, as a com­mu­nity?” Their an­swer is that ra­tio­nal­ity se­lects for a par­tic­u­lar smart-but-lazy archetype, who val­ues solv­ing prob­lems with silver bul­lets and ab­strac­tion, rather than hard work and per­se­ver­ance. This archetype is eas­ily dis­tractible and does not co­op­er­ate with other in­stances of it­self, so an en­tire com­mu­nity of peo­ple con­form­ing to this archetype de­volves into valu­ing ab­strac­tion and spe­cial­ized jar­gon over solv­ing prob­lems.