Thursday, February 07, 2008

Savitri Era Religion is all freshness

(Addended) As one (early) commentator notes below, the simple fact of diminishing marginal utility.
Might some of these mechanisms also help explain why a) history of thought is "ghettoized" as a field, and b) there is such a high premium to working in hot, new fields?
The general point is that there are increasing returns to scale for high quality discussions; furthermore those quality discussions are quite fragile and require cultivation and subsidization through norms. Freshness matters, so stale topics will indeed encounter discrimination.]
The Mother and Sri Aurobindo have been unsparing of the past religions. Savitri Era Religion is all freshness while the stale ones suffer from diminishing marginal utility. [TNM]

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