23 March 2007

Today's reading

... is on the subject of reductionism as applied to human beings. I.e. having a model of the individual as a somewhat deluded robot. (Question for the gifted* — which current television documentary series draws on this theme?)

from Mediocracy: Inversions and Deceptions in an Egalitarian Culture (p.100)

* The "gifted", according to a recent government definition, are the top ten per cent of the population.