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    Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. The scientists, who are members of the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) at Rensselaer, used computational and analytical methods to discover the tipping point where a minority belief becomes the majority opinion. The finding has implications for the study and influence of societal interactions ranging from the spread of innovations to the movement of political ideals.

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    Interesting. I think a lot of the pro-circ crowd is aware of this tipping point of ideas and how easily a popular idea can become a unpopular one; that's why they fight so hard to keep circumcision unquestioned. If the pendulum swings, they'll be part of the outcast club.