The Incentive to Use a False Assertion

–“You are more likely to get an answer to a false assertion than you are to asking a question. People are more incentivized to correct you than inform you. Because they gain status and a feeling of satisfying altruistic punishment for having corrected you. Whereas by educating someone the educator’s not getting a feeling of dominance expression or altruistic punishment – they’re just paying the cost of educating you.”–Martin Stepan @TheAutistocrat

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