Source: Mimetic by Brian Timar

Humans inherit convictions mimetically from each other — we learn what to value by imitating our peers. Maybe this is why we tend to want to conform to ingroup expectations in communities so much?

Dangers of groupthink as these feedback loops loop into themselves and repeat: collaborative-thinking

Among experimentalists, it’s not hard to find graduate students who can tell you every detail about how a particular machine operates, and almost nothing about why it should be built.