View Full Version : Reminder for the Remnant: 10% Tipping Point for the Spread of Ideas

05-22-2013, 06:17 PM
We are the Remnant (http://lewrockwell.com/woods/woods193.html)!


Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. The scientists, who are members of the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) at Rensselaer, used computational and analytical methods to discover the tipping point where a minority belief becomes the majority opinion. The finding has implications for the study and influence of societal interactions ranging from the spread of innovations to the movement of political ideals.

“When the number of committed opinion holders is below 10 percent, there is no visible progress in the spread of ideas. It would literally take the amount of time comparable to the age of the universe for this size group to reach the majority,” said SCNARC Director Boleslaw Szymanski, the Claire and Roland Schmitt Distinguished Professor at Rensselaer. “Once that number grows above 10 percent, the idea spreads like flame.”

(It came up (http://www.theburningplatform.com/?p=54601) today. Well, I brought it up.)


Because one person is a lone nut, two people are two lone nuts, three people, that's already a school of thought (http://lewrockwell.com/rothbard/rothbard330.html).


05-22-2013, 06:20 PM
I think we are more than 10%, the media is just going overtime disrupting people from recognizing that.

05-22-2013, 07:10 PM
we are 40+%...and the rest are "divided"...sorta