A recent article linked to below came out in the Guardian that caught my eye today. In it the writer reconsiders the Milgram experiments and takes issue with Milgram’s conclusions that mere obedience to a perceived authority will serve to override a person’s reluctance to harm another. There is also tentative evidence that people who identified strongly with scientists and valued their work were prone to inflict harm on subjects. In other words “people don’t inflict harm because they are unaware of doing wrong but because they believe what they are doing is right.”

Stanley Milgram taught us we have more to fear from zealots than zombies