The one and the many

Mellman, Mark S.
August 2007
Hill;8/8/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 97, p14
The author reflects on the perceptive difference between the one and the many. He explores the perceptions of how people distinguish less from many, in situations where human lives are of greater concern. He discusses experiments related to the subject, such as one where the participants chose to support airport safety equipment expected to save 95 percent out of 150 lives, than those expected to save 150 lives. He discusses how emotions are related to choosing between one and a million.


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