Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Monkey See Human Do

Cool experiments confirming social pressure's role in bias:
Monkey version (Potentially fictional)
Human version (Asch's Conformity Experiment)

They're not exactly the same but they both demonstrate how the society makes people decide irrationally or dishonestly. Related to what I wrote about the "biggest obstacle" and the approach to 9/11 conspiracy theories. And also to the whole HIV/AIDS debate of course, to all the "good germans" in the AIDS research field, even if they are right...


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