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The Majority is Often Wrong, Even When They Are Credentialed and Widely Admired
By: Eric, on 24 Feb 2016

For controversial topics, the majority is at least as often wrong as right when confronted with a minority view,

even or perhaps especially when the large majority including most highly educated people thinks skeptics are idiots.


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    29 Sep 2016 Apparently, Pi=4 For Motion 29 Sep 2016
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    07 Mar 2016 Gustav LeBon The Crowd (1895) 26 Sep 2018
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    29 Sep 2016 Apparently, Pi=4 For Motion 29 Sep 2016
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    29 Apr 2018 This is a very valid point 29 Apr 2018
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Gustav LeBon The Crowd (1895)

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2018
This is a very valid point

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2018
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Possibly Explainable By Skidding As It Makes the Turn

Last Updated: 06 Oct 2016
Apparently, Pi=4 For Motion

Last Updated: 29 Sep 2016
The great majority of people assume without foundation that when a majority confronts a minority, the majority is much more likely right

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016
The Majority Do Not Think It Through, But Trust the Majority. Circular. Conflicting Forces Influence Crowds More than Rationality.

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016
The Majority is Often Wrong, Even When They Are Credentialed and Widely Admired

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The minority often hold their belief because rationality demands it. Other reasons are less likely because opposing the majority is costly.

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There has been incredible Progress in Quality and Length of Life, Surely Humanity is Getting Something Right

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016
Even so we would be much better off but for crowd confusion on controversial topics. Progress we all agree on is being held back.

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016
Probably, but that doesn't refute the statement.

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016
Why do you then accept kgm^2/s^2 is massless when it has kg????

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016
This is evidently true even of credentialed experts. Medicine provides an example where propaganda wins the crowd.

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If we all agreed, wouldn't the majority be right?

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016