Essay:Conservapedia's Law

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Conservapedia's Law is the observation that conservative insights increase over time at a geometric rate, as in 1-2-4-8-16-etc.

For example, there is a doubling in effective new conservative terms per century.

Conservapedia's Law is analogous to Moore's Law, which holds that the rate of increase in the number of transistors on a chip of a given size roughly doubles every two years.

Implications

The implications of Conservapedia's Law are striking:

  • Over the long term, politics and culture cannot withstand the more powerful forces of logic and language. Conservapedia's Law ensures that a free society will, over time, inevitably become more conservative regardless of liberal creep and the best efforts of liberals. Of course liberal deceit can cause much suffering during that process.
  • Wikipedia, in order to survive, will inevitably feel compelled to adopt principles similar to Conservapedia's. The liberal practices and rules underlying Wikipedia will either be abandoned or lead it to inevitable ruin.
  • Historically conservatives have tended to rely on control and tradition, as in emphasizing what has proven to work in the past. But if conservative insights increase geometrically over time, then a better approach may be to welcome and promote new wisdom in addition to established understandings.
  • How quickly is truth discovered in a free society? Conservapedia's Law suggests that truth is discovered at a geometric rate, much faster than an arithmetic rate.
  • The rapid growth in conservative insights suggests that only a fraction of the truth is yet known, as stated by Isaac Newton but denied by liberals today. Indeed, the rapid growth in conservative insights explains why liberals attempt to discourage an open-minded search for the truth: those discoveries are more likely to be conservative than liberal in nature.
  • The geometric growth in conservative insights implies that the obstacles -- liberal censorship and deceit -- lose ground at a geometric rate in a free society.

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