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37 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 28 March 2008 05:47AM

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Comment author: Hopefully_Anonymous 28 March 2008 06:47:01AM 1 point [-]

Great, interesting, thought-provoking post, Eliezer. As you suggest towards the end, a multiplex of strategies regarding relating science to the public may be best.

I'm for creating straussian brands of widespread and/or fast-growing belief systems to compete with their sincere or exploitive versions. For example, rather than a cult of science made from scratch, I think a version of evangelical christianity where the top executives are focused on making the behavior of the masses more in our rational self-interest would be the better approach (although it would be interesting to see both tried).