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When ideas go too far.

Can ideas become too powerful? Can they become so far travelelled, so tested, that they withstand any assault, be it from reason and truth even? That was surely the goal and promise of the first idea theorists, the Greek sophists. Notoriously summed up in the statement by Gorgias that he could win any argument -- right or wrong. 2500 years later, humanity is battling an idea with powers that Gorgias would have tipped his hat to. This idea, too, has... Read More