The Three Phases of New Ideas: Ridicule, Outrage, Obvious
David Boaz sent me this Boston Globe article earlier today discussing E. O. Wilson's recent work on the evolutionary theory of altruism. David asked whether the ideas pioneered by Mises and Hayek went through these three phases. That answer to that question I would say is YES. What do you think?
But I'd like to emphasize that the discussion of Wilson's ideas on altruism are worthy of your attention independent of the implicit theory of scientific inquiry. Where indeed does good come from?