[ExI] Don't be a locavore fundamentalist

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Sun Sep 27 14:56:33 UTC 2009

2009/9/27 Anders Sandberg <asa at nada.kth.se>:
> Food is the new religion: besides having presumed effects on you (that are
> expounded by an expert priesthood), it is an effective way of signalling
> social status, culture and values to oneself and others. And since many of
> the facts are relatively hard to check, there is little pesky falsification
> of beliefs. A locavore (or Atkins dieter or organic fan) is very unlikely to
> hold their views because they are the most rational views given known
> evidence, but will easily get reinforcement in the form of placebo,
> selective news and various social feedback processes.

Yes. As a motivated Atkins True Believer, I can testify to that. ;)

Stefano Vaj

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