Ten percent

Research funded by the US military has used computer models to show how a new belief can quickly shift majority opinion when it reaches a critical mass of 10% of the population. Read more here: Minority Rules: Scientists Discover Tipping Point for the Spread of Ideas.

Computer models tend to confirm the presuppositions of their programmers, but is this how false beliefs like accreditationism take hold and how they will die out?

Since accreditation relies on legislative and marketplace coercion rather than rigorously-assessed evidence, you know it’s got to change.  The fact of coercion  is a form of self-incriminating evidence against the legitimacy of the regime that is being imposed.  

Time for transformation!

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