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Comment author: orthonormal 12 March 2010 07:15:38AM 1 point [-]

I actually had a simpler process in mind: someone puts some words together in a way that sounds plausible and like it should mean something, and it becomes a kind of philosophy meme.

We're fortunate that there are also examples of this in scientific history, where we have a better chance of seeing what went conceptually wrong.

By the way, are you doing this in sequence, or have you read later posts yet? Dissolving the Question is pretty much exactly on this topic, and Righting a Wrong Question is also relevant.

Comment author: Amanojack 12 March 2010 11:02:04PM *  0 points [-]

I'm reading them pretty much in sequence. Dissolving the Question was excellent, and I just commented there. Although it's old, I feel this series of posts is the most critical, and also that there is much more to be said along these lines.