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Clanning

“It is a more inspiring battle cry to scream, ‘Die, vicious scum!’ instead of ‘Die, people who could have been just like me but grew up in a different environment!’” — Eliezer Yudkowsky, artificial intelligence researcher and founder of LessWrong.com

Key Ideas:

  • Clanning is the process through which humans naturally tend to form distinct groups.
  • Identifying ourselves as part of a group is a human instinct.
  • Groups naturally form around important issues, positions or events.
  • Understand the group dynamic, or you’ll be caught up in it.

Questions for Consideration:

  • What groups do you consider yourself affiliated with?
  • What does membership in those groups signal to other people, and how does membership in those groups influence how you see the world?

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