A LowB World

Thursday, October 21, 2004


What difference does an error make -.-?

People think of themselves as individuals as well as a member of a group...

Do you consider other people as individual people, or as a member of a grouped identity?

The former is a more accurate picture of a person's character but the latter is much easier to process on an individual level...

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In cases where you look at large amounts of people, the former is impossible... it is too complicated. We need to simplify things by generalisations. And we may get things wrong because generalisations are sometimes false for certain cases.

It is inevitable that we do this. We cannot process the information, even if given unlimited time. Hey! I have just proved that humans inevitably make errors, based on the inevitability of generalisation.

Q.E.D. Quad erat demonstratum!