Are Internet discussion forums the answer?
When asked about the origin of consciousness it appears to be conventional wisdom to respond, “Language did it”.
“I believe it is legitimate to take the phrase “I know” and deduce from it the presence of a nonverbal image of knowing centered on the self that precedes and motivates that verbal phrase…The idea that self and consciousness would emerge after language, and would be a direct construction of language, is not likely to be correct.”
Our sluggish ability to adapt quickly to changes in our environment severely endangers the longevity of the human species: it takes generations for new human science theories to migrate into mass common sense comprehension.
Internet discussion forums are the answer.
What is the question?
How can we dramatically enhance the speed of the social osmosis of new human science theories?
Quotes from The Feeling of What Happens by Antonio Damasio