Have you ever noticed the overlap between outlier groups? For instance, I self-define (in rough order of increasing craziness/offensiveness) as an anti-authoritarian, a left-libertarian-anarchocapitalist, an (agnostic) atheist, a transhumanist, a TCS-friendly unschooler, a general medical skeptic, a HBD-er, and a polyamorist. For any arbitrary position, I am not only a <5% outlier, but an outlier inside the outlier group.
I claim that once you've exited the polite discussion space on one topic, you are more susceptible to, even attracted to positions that also lie outside the norm. Why is this true?
Claim: Most "beliefs" are mostly about fitting in, monkeybrains, taboo, status/envy, hatred of the "other" group (Atheists, Communists, Environmentalists, Republicans), and related factors that have NOTHING to do with the truth of the position. Until you believe a position that (if you shared it) would destroy your social status among most observers, you are locked into the inability to think critically about crazy stupid stuff that is dogma (blank-slate). However, once you accept one batshit crazy position (agorism, polyamory, unschooling, formalism, transhumanism, communism, ...), a whole pile of options for analysis open up, and you are now able to think about stuff that was locked away in the status drawer.
Of course most heavy-outlier positions are wrong...and probably most of the ones I hold are too (I think I only hold outlier positions, which is clearly nuts). But the odds of finding someone who has exactly 1 outlier position is effectively zero. Either you conform to the general position, or you have outlier positions all over the place.
Has anyone else noticed the same thing?