Re: Consensus, Majority Vote, "Blocks"
From: Wayne Tyson (
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 15:48:53 -0700 (PDT)

If this point has been made, please forgive me.

Opinions are not a reasonable basis for decision-making. Decisions require a continuum of analysis. To do otherwise is playing Russian roulette with destiny--to the extent that it can be "predicted" or "controlled" at all by just guessing. That's why decisions have to be subject to change, to adjustment, or tossing out, as actual conditions warrant. BUT, "officials" tend to ignore scientists and technicians. At least that's what happens here in the USA.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Sharon Villines" <sharon [at]>
To: "Cohousing-L" <cohousing-l [at]>
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Consensus, Majority Vote, "Blocks"

On 18 Oct 2011, at 5:06 PM, Moz wrote:

Having a democratic faction and a consensus faction meeting
to finalise or confirm a decision would be ... interesting.

I also think it would be interesting for people to fill out secret ballots before or after reaching consensus — one for majority vote and one with ratings (5 stars). Then compare the results.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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