Thursday, January 6, 2011

Euthanasia vs. Natural Death

About a week and a half ago, I posed the question, "Is it better to have someone die suddenly, or to waste away?"  I got two responses, both in favor of the sudden passing.  It's really the age old question of whether ripping off a bandage is preferable to slowly pulling it off.  Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely sought to answer this question and presents his findings.

The lecture continues beyond that point to describe how people justify cheating, and in the end, how our intuition can often fail us.  It provides good insight into why people cheat, and how they can become attatched to misguided ideals and sketchy logic.

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