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Eliezer Yudkowsky: Evaporative Cooling of Group Beliefs

Eliezer’s post "Evaporative Cooling of Group Beliefs" is a brilliant explanation of why failed prophecies can lead to a group with increased belief and fanaticism. What is more, this post hints at a possible future direction for mathematical sociology. This statistical mechanics perspective is also important for the economics of religion as an alternative explanatory principle.    

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