I feel like such a piker

20 April 2007

Washington Post (I’m not shilling, honestly–see, no link) orchestrated an experiment that examined the nature of perception, beauty, and altruism all at once. Or something. Don’t take my word for it, go read Gene Weinberger’s superlative article. I got the link from A&L Daily, who I will happily shill for.

I tell you honestly that I almost lost it while reading, down near the bottom of the column, about the amounts of money people gave. I think this is an excellent gedankenexperiment that far surpasses any example I’ve been able to come up with.

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2 Responses to “I feel like such a piker”

  1. Roberto Says:

    This is a great article. We will discuss it when I’m in town.


  2. […] are not disorderly . . . . . . the linear construction of time is just faulty. Thus, when I wrote about the Weingarten article as a gedankenexperiment, I was referring to it as an excellent way to frame an argument about the […]


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