Friday, September 29, 2006 

links for 2006-09-28

Monday, September 25, 2006 

links for 2006-09-24

Sunday, September 24, 2006 

links for 2006-09-23

Friday, September 22, 2006 

links for 2006-09-21

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 

links for 2006-09-19

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 

links for 2006-09-18

Monday, September 18, 2006 

links for 2006-09-17

Sunday, September 17, 2006 

links for 2006-09-16

Saturday, September 16, 2006 

Getting High: A History of LSD


links for 2006-09-15

Friday, September 15, 2006 

Lord Of The Rings... The Easy Way!

Thursday, September 14, 2006 

links for 2006-09-13

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 

links for 2006-09-12

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 

Stanley Milgram's Obedience Experiment

After World War II, psychologists and sociologists tried to understand how an entire country of intelligent, civilized people could be ... all » overcome by the violence and hate that prevailed in Nazi thought throughout Germany. Moreover, how is it that someone we would normally identify as a good, moral person could become a merciless mass-executioner.

The Nuremberg and subsequent war-crime trials rejected the defence of "just following orders." Yet Stanley Milgram was able to demonstrate that, if certain conditions are met, a large number of people will do something that they feel is morally wrong when it is an act of obedience to an authority figure.

A large majority of Milgram's test-subjects who believed they were giving increasingly stronger shocks to another person continued to apply those shocks despite the victim's screams and protestations. About 50% of subjects continued with the experiment until all noise and response from the victim had ended, either through unconsciousness or possibly death.

Note the last gentleman's statements where he claims he wanted to stop, but the authority figure would not allow him to, insisting that he go on. The idea that he could simply not do what the authority figure asked doesn't even occur to him. While this experiment is considered grossly unethical by today's standards, it provided valuable insight at the time.

Saturday, September 09, 2006 

links for 2006-09-08

Friday, September 08, 2006 

links for 2006-09-07

Thursday, September 07, 2006 

The Ladybug

Wednesday, September 06, 2006 

links for 2006-09-05

Tuesday, September 05, 2006 

links for 2006-09-04


Snakes on a plane

Sunday, September 03, 2006 

links for 2006-09-02

Saturday, September 02, 2006 

He does all his programing in Lisp now...


links for 2006-09-01

Friday, September 01, 2006 

links for 2006-08-31

About me
This is a Flickr badge showing public photos from Bruno Martins. Make your own badge here.

Listening to

 All the Web
Me at BookCrossing
Campos Magneticos

Last posts

Friendly Blogs

Powered by Blogger, Flickr