The prevalence of a spirit of contention amongst a people is a certain sign of deadness with respect to the things of religion. When men's spirits are hot with contention, they are cold to religion. - Jonathan Edwards “The Book of Mormon does not supplant the Bible. It expands, extends, clarifies, and amplifies our knowledge of the Savior. Surely, this second witness should be cause for great rejoicing by all Christians.” - Joseph B. Wirthlin

Thursday, December 6, 2018

How consensus persists, even when wrong

I saw this on twitter:

How consensus works :

Scientist A believes something because he thinks scientist B believes it.
Scientist B believes something because he thinks scientist C believes it.
Scientist C believes something because he thinks scientist A believes it.

repeat loop endlessly .....


This describes the way the M2C "consensus" operates. It's another version of the academic cycle:

One way to break the cycle is for people to think for themselves. But to do that, they need accurate and complete information.

So long as the M2C citation cartel engages in censorship, people will not be able to make informed decisions and thereby break the endless consensus loop.

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