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Old 10-11-2022, 02:04 AM   #15 (permalink)
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You arrive at Solipsism, or 'everyone cra-cra except me and thee and I'm not real sure about thee.'

Free will is a useful frame.
I prefer Peterson's framing of ideas existing independently, capturing the attention of others and becoming embodied through them. They are like spirits that possess individuals, and often survive their hosts deaths.

As I've said before, it allows a frame whereby an idea can be attacked without aligning against the host person.

It also seems useful to think about how to attract the ideas most likely to be good, while simultaneously reducing the attack surface for the bad ideas. An operating system that maximizes functionality while minimizing exploitable code that can be used maliciously by others. Those 2 objectives are generally oppositional.
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