Chaotic Logic pp 191-212 | Cite as

Biological Metaphors of Belief

  • Ben Goertzel
Part of the International Federation for Systems Research International Series on Systems Science and Engineering book series (IFSR, volume 9)


The train of thought reported in this chapter began in the fall of 1991. My father was writing Turncoats and True Believers (Ted Goertzel, 1993), a book about political ideologies, those who abandon them, and those who maintain them; he was collecting anecdotes from a variety of biographies and autobiographies, and he was struck by the recurrent patterns. In some intuitively clear but hard-to-specify sense, ideologues of all different stripes seemed to think alike.


Belief System Associative Memory Hard Core Structural Instability Evolutionary Innovation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben Goertzel
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  1. 1.University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

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