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(The Atlantic)   A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it   (theatlantic.com) divider line 62
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2013-07-31 09:12:49 AM
Reminds me a bit of this gem from Nietzsche:  "Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule."
 
2013-07-31 10:00:57 AM
This headline is making my head hurt...and you know it.
 
2013-07-31 10:13:53 AM
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2013-07-31 10:23:38 AM
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow
 
2013-07-31 10:26:12 AM
One of Will Smith's better movies.

Not one of Tommy Lee Jones's, but hey...it's Tommy Lee Jones, so that's ok.
 
2013-07-31 10:27:07 AM
I love that scene. Because it is 1000% true.People=Shiat.
 
2013-07-31 10:27:57 AM
See every financial bubble from tulips to gold.

There probably was a rock bubble of 10,000 BC.
 
2013-07-31 10:28:42 AM

PizzaJedi81: One of Will Smith's better movies.

Not one of Tommy Lee Jones's, but hey...it's Tommy Lee Jones, so that's ok.


Still, he was much better than in MIB III. In that one he just looked old, tired, and pissed off. You know, more than usual.
 
2013-07-31 10:29:32 AM
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2013-07-31 10:29:51 AM
Or also

"A group is only as smart as the dumbest person there"
 
2013-07-31 10:30:44 AM
This is bad news...for government by the people.
 
2013-07-31 10:31:32 AM

Rapmaster2000: See every financial bubble from tulips to gold.

There probably was a rock bubble of 10,000 BC.


For more examples see every primary election of the RNC for the past 30 years.
 
2013-07-31 10:31:57 AM

CheetahOlivetti: PizzaJedi81: One of Will Smith's better movies.

Not one of Tommy Lee Jones's, but hey...it's Tommy Lee Jones, so that's ok.

Still, he was much better than in MIB III. In that one he just looked old, tired, and pissed off. You know, more than usual.


Haven't seen 3 yet. Aside from that, is it any good?
 
2013-07-31 10:32:34 AM
Wait.  This story is about someone farking around with an ant farm.....WTF...therefore, humans are durrr and hurrr and such as.......
 
2013-07-31 10:34:05 AM
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2013-07-31 10:34:13 AM

cardex: Rapmaster2000: See every financial bubble from tulips to gold.

There probably was a rock bubble of 10,000 BC.

For more examples see every primary election of the RNC DUMBOCRATS for the past 30 years.


FTFY
 
2013-07-31 10:34:44 AM

PizzaJedi81: CheetahOlivetti: PizzaJedi81: One of Will Smith's better movies.

Not one of Tommy Lee Jones's, but hey...it's Tommy Lee Jones, so that's ok.

Still, he was much better than in MIB III. In that one he just looked old, tired, and pissed off. You know, more than usual.

Haven't seen 3 yet. Aside from that, is it any good?


I enjoyed 3. I thought it was pretty good. Was way better than 2.
 
2013-07-31 10:35:07 AM
Wizards First Rule: People are Stupid
 
2013-07-31 10:35:16 AM

PizzaJedi81: Haven't seen 3 yet. Aside from that, is it any good?


It wraps the story up really well, by the end you'll think they almost had three movies planned from the start

And Brolin nails a young K so perfect its pretty farking scary.
 
2013-07-31 10:35:28 AM
I don't disagree with the premise but ants are not people. This experiment only observes ant behavior and only one species at that.
 
2013-07-31 10:35:43 AM

Titanius Anglesmith: Was way better than 2.


It would have to actively work at not doing so. Still...rather watch MiB2 than Twilight.
 
2013-07-31 10:36:05 AM

lantawa: cardex: Rapmaster2000: See every financial bubble from tulips to gold.

There probably was a rock bubble of 10,000 BC.

For more examples see every primary election of the RNC DUMBOCRATS for the past 30 years.

FTFY


One of them escaped from the politics tab.
 
2013-07-31 10:37:25 AM
Has anyone every actually tried to engage the higher brain functions on a national scale?  I mean, it sounds crazy, but it might just work.
 
2013-07-31 10:37:54 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: One of them escaped from the politics tab.


You'll notice it's two of them, really.
 
2013-07-31 10:39:14 AM
Is subby Libretarian / Randian?

I expect comments in this thread railing against "the tyranny of the masses".
 
2013-07-31 10:40:17 AM

PizzaJedi81: CheetahOlivetti: PizzaJedi81: One of Will Smith's better movies.

Not one of Tommy Lee Jones's, but hey...it's Tommy Lee Jones, so that's ok.

Still, he was much better than in MIB III. In that one he just looked old, tired, and pissed off. You know, more than usual.

Haven't seen 3 yet. Aside from that, is it any good?


I liked it. Still not as good as the first one but it made up for how terrible 2 was. Tommy Lee Jones isn't really in it for very long and him looking old and pissed off was kind of the point.
 
2013-07-31 10:42:04 AM

The Irresponsible Captain: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 399x320]

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This. Absolutely. One of my all-time favorites.
 
2013-07-31 10:43:01 AM
That ant study made no sense. The article either omitted something or the researcher did a lousy job of explaining the results.
 
2013-07-31 10:43:18 AM
Some persons are smart. The person who read a summary of research about ants, and then believed that all conclusions of that research applies to humans, despite the warnings of the researchers themselves, is stupid. If you haven't figured it out, I'm saying that submitter is stupid.
 
2013-07-31 10:43:41 AM

PizzaJedi81: Wizards First Rule: People are Stupid


I really liked that series until Terry Goodkind went full retard and started channeling Ayn Rand.
 
2013-07-31 10:46:49 AM

cubic_spleen: PizzaJedi81: Wizards First Rule: People are Stupid

I really liked that series until Terry Goodkind went full retard and started channeling Ayn Rand.


Second book did me in. First one is still, to this day, one of my favorites.
 
2013-07-31 10:47:23 AM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: PizzaJedi81: CheetahOlivetti: PizzaJedi81: One of Will Smith's better movies.

Not one of Tommy Lee Jones's, but hey...it's Tommy Lee Jones, so that's ok.

Still, he was much better than in MIB III. In that one he just looked old, tired, and pissed off. You know, more than usual.

Haven't seen 3 yet. Aside from that, is it any good?

I liked it. Still not as good as the first one but it made up for how terrible 2 was. Tommy Lee Jones isn't really in it for very long and him looking old and pissed off was kind of the point.


Will Smith's impression of him smiling was pretty funny. And Josh Brolin was good in it. Still, nothing tops Edgar in the first movie.
 
2013-07-31 10:48:31 AM

CheetahOlivetti: Still, nothing tops Edgar in the first movie.


He was wearing a suit...like...an Edgar suit.
 
2013-07-31 10:50:39 AM

PizzaJedi81: Wizards First Rule: People are Stupid


I can't get passed the 7th book (I think it's the 7th). I'm pretty sure it involves Richard slowly figuring something out while Kahlan doubts him.
 
2013-07-31 10:54:09 AM

Bontesla: PizzaJedi81: Wizards First Rule: People are Stupid

I can't get passed the 7th book (I think it's the 7th). I'm pretty sure it involves Richard slowly figuring something out while Kahlan doubts him.


I recently got through Temple of the Winds.  I'm impressed at how rich a character can be (Kaylan), until that character is around their true love (Richard), in which they turn into Stereotypical Female in Fantasy Setting (kind of dumb, can't do anything without the man).

The first season of the show was better.
 
2013-07-31 11:02:33 AM
Or, as Sasaki said, "We often get fooled by others into thinking other persons are smart."
 
2013-07-31 11:03:49 AM

cardex: Rapmaster2000: See every financial bubble from tulips to gold.

There probably was a rock bubble of 10,000 BC.

For more examples see every primary election of the RNC for the past 30 years.


The last two, the RNC chose the most moderate candidate on their ticket.
 
2013-07-31 11:04:24 AM

lantawa: Wait.  This story is about someone farking around with an ant farm.....WTF...therefore, humans are durrr and hurrr and such as.......


This is Fark, we don't read stinkin' articles!
 
2013-07-31 11:04:56 AM

PizzaJedi81: CheetahOlivetti: PizzaJedi81: One of Will Smith's better movies.

Not one of Tommy Lee Jones's, but hey...it's Tommy Lee Jones, so that's ok.

Still, he was much better than in MIB III. In that one he just looked old, tired, and pissed off. You know, more than usual.

Haven't seen 3 yet. Aside from that, is it any good?


Nice feels moment at the end... ties up a few loose ends.
 
2013-07-31 11:05:15 AM
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What is this, a group decision-making study for ants?
 
2013-07-31 11:12:22 AM
Diogenes: Reminds me a bit of this gem from Nietzsche: "Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule."

Madness?

www.compoundeye.net
 
2013-07-31 11:16:23 AM

darch: I love that scene. Because it is 1000% true.People=Shiat.


darch: I love that scene. Because it is 1000% true.People=Shiat.


darch: I love that scene. Because it is 1000% true.People=Shiat.

 
2013-07-31 11:18:38 AM

PizzaJedi81: CheetahOlivetti: PizzaJedi81: One of Will Smith's better movies.

Not one of Tommy Lee Jones's, but hey...it's Tommy Lee Jones, so that's ok.

Still, he was much better than in MIB III. In that one he just looked old, tired, and pissed off. You know, more than usual.

Haven't seen 3 yet. Aside from that, is it any good?



Doesn't it involve time travel? Do you really have to ask about a movie that's both an unwarranted 3rd installment and involves time travel?!
 
2013-07-31 11:19:57 AM
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2013-07-31 11:20:52 AM

HairBolus: Is subby Libretarian / Randian?

I expect comments in this thread railing against "the tyranny of the masses".


"Looters." We complain about "looters."
 
2013-07-31 11:34:40 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Or also

"A group is only as smart as the dumbest person there"


I'd argue that most people are dumb but the threat of shaming and/or personal injury is enough to keep those people in check. In the anonymity of a crowd that goes right out the window.

/there's also a certain number of people who just like to break stuff and hurt people and are looking for an excuse.
 
2013-07-31 11:35:23 AM

Diogenes: This is bad news...for government by the people.


Democracy yeah, but that's the exact problem constitutionalism and representational govt. try to mitigate
 
2013-07-31 11:38:51 AM

CheetahOlivetti: To The Escape Zeppelin!: PizzaJedi81: CheetahOlivetti: PizzaJedi81: One of Will Smith's better movies.

Not one of Tommy Lee Jones's, but hey...it's Tommy Lee Jones, so that's ok.

Still, he was much better than in MIB III. In that one he just looked old, tired, and pissed off. You know, more than usual.

Haven't seen 3 yet. Aside from that, is it any good?

I liked it. Still not as good as the first one but it made up for how terrible 2 was. Tommy Lee Jones isn't really in it for very long and him looking old and pissed off was kind of the point.

Will Smith's impression of him smiling was pretty funny. And Josh Brolin was good in it. Still, nothing tops Edgar in the first movie.


I think the eulogy Emma Thompson delivers is the best bit of a pretty darned good movie.
 
2013-07-31 12:19:37 PM

PizzaJedi81: Wizards First Rule: People are Stupid


Thank you. We are done here.
 
2013-07-31 12:53:49 PM

blatz514: This headline is making my head hurt...and you know it.


That's ok, Slick. Just look right here at this little red spot and your headache will be gone in no time, guaranteed.

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