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Unfortunately, it doesn't require "most people," or the making of "wild assumptions," to pollute an information environment. It takes only a small quantity of the right combination of incentive, will, "élan," and the ability to construct credible untruths; and an audience with a complementary incentive to believe, and insufficient will or energy to think for itself. At their intersection, the "wild assumption" is domesticated as a pet, while good will dissolves and intellectual honesty prostitutes itself as an expert witness at the witch trial.

Excellent food for thought fact, it's profound.

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