posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 10:06 AM
1. This study is from 2008, so it is NOT "breaking" news.
2. Please dont read naturalnews.
3. While it is true most people are sheeple most of the time, I'm going to say this particular specific study doesnt prove that at all.
If you ignore the naturalnews writeup and look at the link they refer to, there is this line...
Participants were not allowed to communicate with one another but had to stay within arms length of another person.
Forcing participants to stay within arms length sets up a rule whinch will influence the denamics in a way that makes it a "Complex Adaptive System"
that leads to Emergence
of a pattern.
1. Walk randomly
2. You have to stay within arms length of a person
3. You can switch the person you stay near.
Examples previously studied are those of flocking birds
I would be quite certain that if a computer program was set up with the simple rules I stated above, and seeded with 5 percent of the pixels having a
4th rule as directed by the University of Leeds, one would get the same outcome.
Not human sheepleness, but Emergence from a Complex Adaptive System.
edit on 19-1-2012 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)