gakakkad wrote:X-Post from political dhaaga behind the boorkha
I found an interesting paper from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
the big red dots represent extreme commitment to an opinion that they want to spread..The small red dot represent the believers of the opinion , who are not committed to spread it...green is the opposite opinion or a different opinion..yellows are both opinion or ambiguous...the model is a 3D extrapolation based on regression and other models...
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 190044.htm
Scientists have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. The scientists used computational and analytical methods to discover the tipping point where a minority belief becomes the majority opinion.
Very interesting. Islam around 15-16% demands control like Shariat etc.
long ago in a series of posts and counter-posts between Rudradev and Ramanujam studies of grazing habits of wild animals in African plains show that 15-17% of group tending to one area of the field will lead to the whole herd moving there. The 17% get attracted when 2-3 stragglers/pioneers go off in a different direction.
So in above paper do they explain how the 10% get convinced to follow the isolated pioneers!