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The idea is to assume mediocrity, rather than starting with the assumption that a phenomenon is special, privileged, exceptional or even superior.1

I like this. It gets past the human tendency to assume they are importantest and bestest of all.

A problem though, is that we only have a sample size of one…

related:: [[anthropic principle]] related:: [[fine-tuning hypothesis]] related:: [[Particle chauvinism]] related:: [[copernican principle]]

A bit more tenously related, but I didn't get the nickname [[tangent man]] for nothing: tangent:: [[dont touch me - im super-important]] tangent:: [[best is not the best word]]

via:: [[rare earth hypothesis]]

principle of mediocrity