[ExI] I Miss The King of Extropia

spike spike66 at att.net
Sat Jul 16 17:54:36 UTC 2016

>... On Behalf Of BillK
Subject: Re: [ExI] I Miss The King of Extropia

On 16 July 2016 at 17:53, William Flynn Wallace wrote:
>>... Ah!!  A third dimension!  I"ll have to write Pinker and Haidt.  bill w

>...One problem is that this time the US only has a choice between Trump and
Nothing for the smart dimension to vote for there.

>...Another problem is that in a democracy the 'smart' dimension is too
small to be significant in the voting patterns. It's popularity that wins


Ja.  In popular voting, name recognition is huge.  It works even if it is
someone else's name.  Consider the Alvin Greene situation in 2010 where
Greene took the nomination to run for senate from South Carolina.  He had no
money, no campaign events, did nothing but register as a candidate and have
a name that plenty of voters thought was the singer Al Green.  Name
recognition took Greene to the nomination even though it wasn't even the
same guy.


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