we are jerks

Science has once again proved what we like to pretend is not true: we are all jerks.

In an experiment reminiscent of the Milgram Experiment, a famous psych experiment that proved that people will give what they perceive to be deadly shocks with nothing but a man in a white coat telling them it was okay, we now learn that people will give shocks for money.

Yep, all it takes is one British buck for us to start inflicting pain on a totally random and innocent person.  Granted, a pound in Britain is worth a couple of dollars here, but still.  Seems a little trite (as the Brits would say) don't you think?

Yay, humanity!

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