Re: Consensus [was balance]
From: Brian Bartholomew (bbstat.ufl.edu)
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 14:00:39 -0800 (PST)
> What happened to those in the minority?

They were elected to be sacrificed to the volcano.  The purpose of
voting is to gang up to do something to a person they will not agree to.

Politics is how a voting system works.  Does your "consensus" look
like politics?  Do people go around drumming up support for their
position?  Why would they do that?  If decisions truly depended on
consent, they could just say: "no, I don't want meals in the common
house to be mandatory vegetarian".  They wouldn't have to raise their
voice, seem passionate, or claim that it is for the children.

                                                        Brian

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