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 <​cite>​from A Different Universe by R. Laughlin</​cite></​blockquote>​ <​cite>​from A Different Universe by R. Laughlin</​cite></​blockquote>​
 +===== The Consistency Principle =====
 +People who bet on horses increase their estimation of a horse'​s chance of winning after they have placed bet on it. The horse, of course, hasn't changed. Only their estimation of their winning chances. They act as if the chances changed simply because they placed their faith and money in the horse.
 +Exactly the same thing happens in physics. People bet on theories like supersymmetry or inflation. The only difference is that the stake is the highest possible: **time**. After people committed to work on these theories, they will do everything they can to stay consistent with this choice. This is what leads to [[causes:​propaganda|propaganda in physics]]. ​
 +<​blockquote>​The consistency principle states that people are motivated toward cognitive consistency and will change their attitudes, beliefs, perceptions and actions to achieve it.<​cite>​https://​​wiki/​Consistency_(negotiation)</​cite></​blockquote>​
 ===== Mind Projection Fallacy ===== ===== Mind Projection Fallacy =====
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