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.