Friday, January 07, 2011

More drafty ideas on ideas

To elaborate on an earlier point, I need to make progress on the idea blasphemy and why someone would be violently opposed to me having an idea in my brain that is different or contradicting an idea in that person's brain. Come to think of it, this is similar to the earlier post I made on truth-labeling in the brain, where the clinging to an idea (or, retaining the truth-label on the idea) is more important to scrubbing the idea of its truth-label. Combined with social validation of ideas (where if something is not true, at least if everyone else believes that falsehood, it removes the pain of believing something that is not true by having social confirmation of the false idea) makes some kind of sense... if only I had the words.

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