As for leadership, I am the kind who leads reluctantly and more by example than anything else. Someone had to be on the incorporation papers as president.

— Keith Henson

The most wonderful Keith Henson quotes that are easy to memorize and remember

Successful cult memes induce intense social interaction behaviour between cult members. This trips the attention detectors.


Genetic studies in Iceland have found that many of the women who were the founding stock of Iceland came from England and what is now France. Some were probably captured and carried off in Viking raids only 40 generations ago.


If anyone wonders why the airlines are not doing well it is because flying has been made such an unpleasant and degrading experience.


Primates will continue to play social games without the least insight into what is killing them.


Cult recruiting methods based on dosing victims with the brain chemicals released during capture bonding would make cults even more of a problem than they are now.


The information that is passed from person to person and from generation to generation is the primary factor that gives humans a competitive advantage over other animals.


Children do not have to learn that streets are dangerous places by potentially fatal trial and error.


Even small cults are a serious cost on the world economy, to victims, their families, employers, friends, and credit-card companies.


The rare person is still interested in new advances when they are adults.

There is possibly a correlation with intelligence. In any case, you have to be fairly bright to keep learning and changing attitudes as you get older.


Perhaps teachers should be instructed in a program where they lie to their students on a regular basis to sharpen up their skills at detecting lies.


Trying to control information in the network age is about as successful as pissing into the wind.


I much prefer the modern world.


About Keith Henson

Quotes 20 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Scientist
Birthday October 16

I can't think of anyone who is up on evolutionary psychology and related areas who is deluded enough to be called a utopian.


Lie detection is like language; there is a learning window. Telling whoppers to small children seems to be a family tradition in many families.


Evolution acts slowly. Our psychological characteristics today are those that promoted reproductive success in the ancestral environmen.


Scn is like HIV. Gets in there and screws up the immune system, perverts the law to its own ends. Forget government taking the lead role in bringing down scn, that task falls to you and me.


Anyone who has ever had the feeling of being higher than a kite after giving a public speech is well aware of the effects of attention.


Some people recovering from drugs or alcohol stay with the programs indefinitely, making the recovery program their family, a long-term source of attention rewards.


Brigham Young had 47 children, and over 50 women as wives.