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The authority of science is replaced by the glamour of tv - Input Junkie
March 17th, 2010
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The authority of science is replaced by the glamour of tv
French television show replicates Milgram's experiment

This is pure Norman Spinrad.

Link thanks to andrewducker.

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Date:March 17th, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC)
a psychologist who took part in the documentary said the participants were made to sign a contract obliging them to obey the presenter's instructions.

I love how this is unironically and parenthetically noted. I confess that my first thought was "the problem with bait and switch stuff like this is getting consent from your test subjects," and then my second thought was "this test pretty much calls the whole concept of consent into question, though..."
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Date:March 17th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
Every time I start to think my opinion of people is too low, something like this comes around.
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Date:March 17th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
My species still has a little problem.
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