Memetic Im­mune System

TagLast edit: 24 Feb 2023 20:11 UTC by Raemon

Memetic Immune System

Intelligent people sometimes do things more stupid than stupid people are capable of. There are a variety of reasons for this; but one has to do with the fact that all cultures have dangerous memes circulating in them, and cultural antibodies to those memes. The trouble is that these antibodies are not logical. On the contrary; these antibodies are often highly illogical. They are the blind spots that let us live with a dangerous meme without being impelled to action by it.

-Phil Goetz, Reason as memetic immune disorder

Rea­son as memetic im­mune disorder

PhilGoetz19 Sep 2009 21:05 UTC
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[deleted]7 Jun 2012 7:48 UTC
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inferential9 Jan 2015 6:42 UTC
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pchvykov10 Jan 2023 0:12 UTC
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I made AI Risk Propaganda

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David_Gerard5 Jan 2013 23:37 UTC
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Buck­ets and memetic im­mune disorders

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