*to Hanlon's razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Friday, 24 December 2010

This is why we're doomed, II.

Humans do not mind torturing people, if they are authorized to do so (Milgram obedience to authority experiments).  I bet the same few who refused were the same few who can listen to reason: "This is why we're doomed".  See also: the Stanford Prison Experiment, and the Hofling Hospital Experiment.

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