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More brains don’t always lead to better decisions
Princeton University Original Study
We tend to think that a group decision is more likely to be accurate when there are more brains involved—but that might not be true in all situations. Researchers report that smaller groups actually tend to make more accurate decisions, while larger assemblies may become excessively focused on only certain pieces of information. The findings present a significant caveat to what is known about collective intelligence, or the “wisdom of crowds,” wherein individual observations—even if imperfect—coalesce into a single, accurate group decision. A classic example of crowd wisdom is English statistician Sir Francis Galton’s 1907 observation of a contest in which villagers attempted to guess the weight of an ox. Although not one of the 787 estimates was correct, the average of the guessed weights was just one pound short of the animal’s recorded heft. Along those lines, the consensus has been that group decisions are enhanced as more individuals have input. But collective decision-making has rarely been tested under complex, “realistic” circumstances where information comes from multiple sources, the researchers report in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. (via More brains don’t always lead to better decisions | Futurity)
Anonymous asked: Did Muslims armies rape in war? If not, can you prove it?
Considering that rape is punishable by death, I’d venture to say no.
Also, the Muslim armies went from a tiny force in the Arabian peninsula to France in 100 years. That doesn’t happen by brutality, there simply was not enough manpower for that to happen, and Islam spread because of the conduct of the Muslim armies: they were able to invite people to join their ranks through their conduct.
I feel like this very basic, numerical fact (of the size of the early Muslims’ armies) is overlooked so that people can push conjecture and stop looking at the simple reality of things.
You can’t just start the clock on 9/11 and forget 50 years of unjust oppressive Western foreign policies in the Middle East.
Thank God someone finally said this. I’m so sick of stating that Western intervention and invasion of other countries fuels terrorism only for people to respond 'They did 9/11 first!'
In 1953 the UK & the US staged a coup of the democratically elected leader of Iran and installed a dictator who was more to their liking. Today the US continues to support brutal dictators (such as in Saudi Arabia) where it suits them to do so. Palestine has been occupied for decades. The list of Western imperial foreign policies over the past decades could go on and on.
9/11 was not only only a result religious extremism and it certainly was not because 'they hate our freedoms.' Terrorism is often primarily politically motivated and anyone who is serious about preventing it had better take some fucking notice of this fact.
When ignorant people show their ignorance and follow the unjust and naive propaganda against Saudi Arabia…explain what happened during Obama visit to SA? oh and if you call the king a dictator then explain why we are living a peaceful and privileged life where we can practice our religion peacefully and we get incentives to complete our education like the support I’m getting now as a female to complete my post grad study at the 7th best university in the world all funded by the government and I’m one of thousands of youths who get that?
It’s my government fault though not to respond to ignorant people and ignore them …
So I have a cousin who keeps questioning why she isn’t married, and how she isnt getting any younger.
I feel for her. I really do. Allah :’( There are many many things in life that we question. There are many things we wish for, and don’t get. There are many things we expect in life, but ends in complete disapointment when it doesn’t happen. We want for things to happen, but we want for them to take place on our own time. It might just be that we would not appreciate what we had if it were to be presented to us at the time that we want it.
This is the time we have to put our complete trust and faith in Allah, our Creator. When He withholds something from us, the fact is that He is actually giving us. When we don’t get what we want, He is protecting us from something. We must remember, always, that whatever happens is by the will of Allah. He says ‘Be’ and ‘It is’. Kun Faya kun.
Sis Yasmin Mogahed says: “We must know that if Al Wahab, Al Kareem has withheld something from us, it must be because Al- Aleem (the Most Knowing) and Al Hakeem (the Most Wise) knows in His knowledge and wisdom that at this time it is best for us that it be withheld. And so, Al Rahman (the Most Merciful) withholds. Know that He withholds to give”.
And this beautiful ayat, says it all - “But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.” (Surah Al-Baqarah:216)
This dunya has been planned, as have the moments that take place in it. What you want out of life will come to you if it is right and best for you. It will happen, but not on your own time. When the timing is right, it will come to you on its own. The timing that Allah has set for everything to happen, is meant to be a blessing when it takes effect.
If you are not married yet, be patient. if you are waiting to hv a child, be patient. if you are ill, be patient. if you are waiting for that dream job, be patient. good things to those who wait.
Truly, Allah is with As-Sabirun,the patient.