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Wei Wu Wei
03-12-2012, 05:09 PM
I'm not exactly sure how to frame this discussion so I'll just throw this out there: Do you believe that human beings are Rational creatures who make choices based on sound reason and careful judgment? Do you believe groups of people, or individual people, behave rationally? Do you believe people are self-interested, and they direct their rational decision-making towards this goal?

Rockntractor
03-12-2012, 05:17 PM
I don't believe you in a group of people, or individually, behave rationally? You have flawed thinking.

Apache
03-12-2012, 05:45 PM
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRv_x4F-wIOiWBGAvK3gQjRxTQpEp5qc6PBOkD2y4fhDXSpp-fW

Articulate_Ape
03-12-2012, 06:37 PM
I'm not exactly sure how to frame this discussion so I'll just throw this out there: Do you believe that human beings are Rational creatures who make choices based on sound reason and careful judgment? Do you believe groups of people, or individual people, behave rationally? Do you believe people are self-interested, and they direct their rational decision-making towards this goal?

The answer to all of those questions is: Some people.


http://youtu.be/MWfGKt0aZLI