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Ignorance 'vital for herd control'

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Uninformed individuals are vital for achieving a democratic consensus, according to a study in the journal Science. The researchers say that they dilute the influence of minority factions who would otherwise dominate everyone else. This is because they tend to side with and embolden the numerical majority.

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The study was done on trained and untrained fish. ... by John Moffett on Wednesday, Dec 21, 2011 at 11:41:02 AM