Thursday, August 25, 2011

Preposterone and protesterone

At high levels, preposterone makes one (1) assert and defend woo of the most irrational kind conceivable while claiming to be staunchly anti-woo, in order to (2) support and defend corrupt authorities while claiming to be staunchly independent.

Those with high levels accept memetic input from their authorities with (3) an absolute-zero level of critical thinking while claiming to be staunch critical thinkers.

Denigration of (4) outgroups and defense of (5) the status quo as if it were eternal natural law typically accompany high levels.

Preposterone increases after puberty and can be found in both sexes. Levels strongly increase with social proof and ideological and financial incentive.

Opposing its effects are people, also of both sexes, who have high circulating levels of protesterone.

Samuel

[After writing this I discovered that "preposterone" has been coined already for other, less interesting to me, purposes.]

No comments :

Post a Comment

I could not ask for a better readership. Your comments are valuable, here and elsewhere. So EMAIL ME if they do not go through! (Click on "Contact me" link in blog sidebar).

Choose any option except Anonymous, as my readers and I want to know if Awesome Comment 1 has the same author as Awesome Comment 2. If the other options don't work for you, try Name/URL to enter your name or handle. URL can be blank.

The point is: we want your comment!