Biological Metaphors of Belief
The train of thought reported in this chapter began in the fall of 1991. My father was writing Turncoats and True Believers (Ted Goertzel, 1993), a book about political ideologies, those who abandon them, and those who maintain them; he was collecting anecdotes from a variety of biographies and autobiographies, and he was struck by the recurrent patterns. In some intuitively clear but hard-to-specify sense, ideologues of all different stripes seemed to think alike.
KeywordsBelief System Associative Memory Hard Core Structural Instability Evolutionary Innovation
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