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Sep 12, 2023·edited Sep 12, 2023Liked by Seeds of Science

thanks for link. https://www.theseedsofscience.org/2023-we-see-the-sacred-from-afar-to-see-it-the-same

"68 reported correlates of treating things as “sacred” are listed, and collected into seven themes. Most can be plausibly explained via two hypotheses. The first, taken from Durkheim, is that treating things as sacred mainly functions to bind groups together via a shared view of it. The second hypothesis, suggested by psychology’s construal level theory, is that humans acquired a habit of seeing sacred things as if from afar, even when they are close, to more consistently see those things the same as others in their groups."

I have theories about echo spread, and distance.

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things were secret because they were taboo up against doctrinal church perch. tho masons also included engineering, why they were so big and public in the us west re mining and have their own graveyards. I separate science out, as weights and measures. and math as a partner in philosophy. think we live in an extraordinary time where exchange is pretty much immediate, open to seas where access on the internet -- and how that makes it utterly loosey goosey.

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So, the two things that will make this move most profoundly in my mind: 1. How do we get science of this kind to show up on pubmed? Cause it it does, it's kind of official, and scientists will do it. And that breaks them free of journals. 2. If the Peers that are everyone on the Internet have the ability to participate in an open source peer review process, on a platform like oh, I don't know, sub stack, do we all of a sudden have an open source, verifiable, vastly scaled peer review journal community that can do the picture of you in a way that is not predatory? And the second that is on PubMed, and it gives you credit for having publish something as an academic, then suddenly getting more stuff out the door for everybody and furiously peer reviewing everybody else's work--not because we believe in peer review, but mostly because it will let us get better science out the door together .... all of which is to say I'm on board.

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