[Election-Methods] Simple two candidate election

rob brown rob at karmatics.com
Mon Dec 24 14:01:13 PST 2007

On Dec 24, 2007 10:31 AM, James Gilmour <jgilmour at globalnet.co.uk> wrote:

> rob brown > Sent: 24 December 2007 15:35
> > (for what it's worth, I'm actually working on an article on
> > this stuff, independent from voting theory.  Bees, and
> > understanding the difference between their motivations and
> > more typical animal motivations, is what inspired my interest
> > in evolution, game theory and related fields as a kid, so it
> > is core to my thinking on all this)
> So you MIGHT be interested to see this article:
>  http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article3086949.ece

So some old guy I've never heard of discredited Dawkins?  Hmmmm.  Ok.  I'll
take Dawkins, thanks.

Or, I'll just read a newspaper.  Because humans appear rather selfish.  Ever
noticed war?

> As for voting behaviour, and making predictions based on that, I think it
> might be more productive to look at the increasing body of
> research on the real behaviour of real voters in real public elections.

I think I do.  It aligns quite well with the idea that humans are self
interested.  In my opinion most problems in the world are because we
underestimate people's self interest, not because we overestimate it.
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