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Re: [ontolog-forum] Model or Reality

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From: Chris Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 11:42:53 -0500
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On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 04:37:44PM +0100, Jenny ure wrote:
> Bit like Hebbian reinforcement in cognitive psychology    (01)

Very much so!  Indeed, it seems a plausible piece of armchair
neuroscience that something like Hebbian mechanisms would be responsible
for this phenomenon.    (02)

-chris    (03)

> Christopher Menzel wrote:
> > Fair enough, though I think that over time the beliefs in question
> >*do* become psychologically unshakeable, as the ability to think
> >critically is lost and one's worldview becomes fixed and ossified.
> >At that point the marginalization or destruction of "nonbelievers" is
> >no longer rooted in a fear of being wrong but rather in a sort of
> >hardwired irrationality.    (04)

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