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They co-exist, two separate niches. I like both. "Trust" is just the cognitive system humans used when choosing what to engage with in the world, psychiatric science defines it as "executive function". "proof" is external, "trust" is internal.

Yes I agree with both stances, you each favour the particular social technology you work on. I favour both. That is a stance in the debate, if you consider yours or @Brooks more valid, that is your opinion.

You divert from the debate, so, I replied to that.

Yes Bitcoin, the Nakamoto consensus, is a social consensus mechanism based on popular vote. It just happened to use proof-of-work (that makes it seem mechanical) because that implementation only needed a simple hash function. Like Craig Wright defined, miners vote with their CPU, it was a simple way to implement majority vote.

That BitLattice extends the Nakamoto consensus, it still seems like it would be a social consensus mechanism. The digital signatures and hash-linking in Bitcoin do abstract human input, the voting-with-CPUs does not, why there has been multiple forks of both Bitcoin and Ethereum, the social consensus mechanism was not strong enough.

These are just replies to you diverting from the debate.

These were a few more replies in a separate document.