[ExI] Just some thoughts, nothing new really

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Sat May 11 23:59:04 UTC 2019

On Sat, May 11, 2019 at 11:14 AM Jeff Davis <jrd1415 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Rafal,
> You wrote:  "Just some comments I posted somebody's blog today"
> Well, I found your "comments" damned impressive, and so I'd like you to ID
> the blog, so I can check it out to see if there's more of that sort of good
> stuff.
> ### https://theness.com/neurologicablog/

A nice skeptical and medical blog, with a bit of a leftist bent but

The most important point I was trying to make in the comment was that the
set of lies that a society tells itself changes all the time but the lying
jerks that make them up stay the same, and they always flock to places of
power. Another point that I didn't make there is that since the surface of
a society is always suffused with lies, to a varying extent, one must
exercise extreme caution, not to say prejudice, against anything that gets
repeated too many times by those who have power.

There are complex mechanisms that cause one lie rather than other lies to
spread and become entrenched. The mechanisms of lie entrenchment are of
course of great interest for anybody who would like to know the truth,
because knowing why a lie is told helps to identify it and to find the
grains of truth among the cacophony. But that's the topic for a book, not a
blog post.
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