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Memetic Im­mune System

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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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Real­ity-Re­veal­ing and Real­ity-Mask­ing Puzzles

AnnaSalamon16 Jan 2020 16:15 UTC
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The ethic of hand-wash­ing and com­mu­nity epistemic practice

5 Mar 2009 4:28 UTC
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47 comments3 min readLW link

Vac­ci­na­tion with the EMH

AllAmericanBreakfast29 Dec 2020 3:05 UTC
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[Link] Nerds are nuts

[deleted]7 Jun 2012 7:48 UTC
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Memes and Ra­tional Decisions

inferential9 Jan 2015 6:42 UTC
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[LINK] Why tak­ing ideas se­ri­ously is prob­a­bly a bad thing to do

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

Tyrrell_McAllister3 Jan 2017 23:51 UTC
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