Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Acceptance of Evolution and the Path of Compliance

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Categories : Evolution, Intelligent Design, Darwinism, Culture

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published: samedi 30 décembre 2006 17:33:43

Here’s an old study that I recall reading about as an undergraduate psychology major. It is about groupthink, those who adopt it and those who don’t. As you read it, ask youself who in the debate over evolution and ID is following the path of compliance and, alternatively, the path of independence (note that the distinction is not quite as neat as pro-ID and anti-ID):

“Opinions and Social Pressure” by Solomon Asch
http://www.panarchy.org/asch/social.pressure.1955.html

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