Memetic Im­mune System

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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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Sal­vage Epistemology

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trevor12 Nov 2023 20:49 UTC
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trevor17 Feb 2024 22:49 UTC
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AI Safety is Drop­ping the Ball on Clown Attacks

trevor22 Oct 2023 20:09 UTC
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Notes on Innocence

David Gross26 Jan 2024 14:45 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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I made AI Risk Propaganda

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Buck­ets and memetic im­mune disorders

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Against the para­dox of tolerance

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[Link] Nerds are nuts

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