Comment: There was

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There was

no scam, just competing theories.

Each side tried to use their best judgement, no hidden evil or conspiracy. Mind is limited by default and due to limitation of historical collective knowledege. But mind is even weaker when unfocused. For example, people who go nuts defending fertilized eggs usually are against big taxes and welfare while forgeting that they multiply the poor. Then they focus on helping the poor as personal sacrifice thinking they are a political "right."