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May 5 17 tweets 3 min read
Human intelligence is a hoax, a mass delusion. About 95% of what you would consider "intelligent people" have only learned how to simulate intelligence.

The cognoscenti are charlatans because *ritual performance* has guided the evolution of consciousness. Most public intellectuals have invested in certain cognitive artifacts, read certain books, jury-rigged specialized mental algorithms, appropriated certain vocabularies. They've learned a very specific, ritualized performance which has gotten them attention, prestige or money.