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Comment author: Luke_A_Somers 18 October 2011 05:10:08PM 3 points [-]

As it approached critical, it would generate heat. There would be an equilibrium. In this case, the group itself becomes super stable - but its ideas become unhinged.

I really can't think of any comparable system, except condensation.

Comment author: JoshuaZ 18 October 2011 05:30:25PM 5 points [-]

An almost identical system actually happened in nature.