Thursday, August 21, 2014

[trwjzwod] Burn the witch!

The ease by which a person can be convinced that a certain other person must be destroyed is interesting.  Somewhat resembles the phase change of a superconductor: the amount of pity drops abruptly to zero.  This instinct results in a variety of social effects, e.g., genocide.

Why, evolutionarily, do we have this instinct?  How does it work?  I suspect it is powerfully effective to manipulate people.

Is it similar to the Lucifer effect?

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