Category Archives: Following the Crowd

Departing in dignity

Babe Ruth was to American baseball what Don Bradman was to Australian cricket. But Babe Ruth didn’t finish the way Bradman did. At the end of his career he went to seed and even his fans turned against him, and … Continue reading

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Truth is not the same as majority opinion

A team of psychologists carried out an experiment to test how people handle group pressure. They put volunteers in groups of ten and told them to raise their hands when the researcher pointed to the longest line on three separate … Continue reading

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Measured against a false standard

Mark Twain once said that the sections of the Bible that gave him the most trouble were not those he couldn’t understand, but rather the sections he could. That’s the thing about Jesus’ teaching; it challenges the assumptions that so … Continue reading

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Everybody’s dancing

There’s an old story about a spider, who built a beautiful web and kept it clean and shiny so that flies would patronize it. Each time he trapped a fly he would clean up on him so the other flies … Continue reading

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