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Cheers & Jeers Feb. 17

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17.02.2020

Jeers: to behavioral experiments. Scientists: “Let’s put the mice in smaller and smaller boxes. In fact, let’s put as many mice in the overall experiment as we can fit in there. We can make it so that every action by a single mouse cascades into another mouse’s space. Dangle things in front of them, snatch them away. Keep them locked in their small spaces. Tell them they can get out of the box, but then don’t let them out. Don’t give them anywhere to store stuff. Then let’s see how many knock-down, drag-out fights eventually break out between otherwise normal, friendly mice.” Airline executives: “What an interesting idea… have you thought about including........

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