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The will of the people

 
 
dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 2 Sep, 2010 11:08 am
@spendius,
usually on friday afternoons after the cable news cycle has shut down for the weekend.
HexHammer
 
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Reply Thu 2 Sep, 2010 10:41 pm
@spendius,
spendius wrote:

When is that?
What?
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kickycan
 
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Reply Fri 3 Sep, 2010 02:40 pm
@Telamon,
Telamon wrote:

sumac wrote:

When, if ever, should the views of the majority of the populace be ignored?

Always, individuals are intelligent, people are imbeciles.


What a great answer. I concur.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Fri 3 Sep, 2010 10:34 pm
@kickycan,
And yet there is quite a lot of evidence to suggest that collective decision making is superior to that of an individual.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 4 Sep, 2010 01:04 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
So, is it "wisdom of crowds" or "camel is a horse designed by a committee".
sumac
 
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Reply Sat 4 Sep, 2010 03:36 pm
@roger,
I think it is the latter.
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sumac
 
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Reply Sat 4 Sep, 2010 03:37 pm
@dyslexia,
Hear,hear.
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Sentience
 
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Reply Tue 7 Sep, 2010 09:44 am
A. In law, if the will of the people is to override a minority's constitutional rights, or is unconstitutional in some other way.

B. In morality, if the will of the people would hurt more people then it would save from hurt.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Tue 7 Sep, 2010 09:48 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
Quote:
And yet there is quite a lot of evidence to suggest that collective decision making is superior to that of an individual.


No there is not. Quite the contrary. Crowds have been shown time and time again to be quite idiotic.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 8 Sep, 2010 04:48 pm
@maxdancona,
Yes there is --- so there!
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