Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Oh That Kooky Majority!

There's a Poll going around the blogosphere, talking about all those "dark" conspiracies that the kooky minority believe. But what I find more interesting and much more disturbing are the kooky actions of the majority.

The Milgram Experiments consistently showed that 61-66% of people are willing to torture other people to death just because somebody tells them to do so.

The Asch Conformity Experiments showed that 75% of people were willing to give an obviously wrong answer just to conform to the majority.

So which should concern us more: Minorities that are willing to believe crazy conspiracy theories, or majorities that are willing to torture people to death or blind their eyes to the obvious truth in order to conform to the majority?

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