May 13, 2006
Maybe Schizophrenics Should Solve the Word's Problems
In a really interesting study reported at world-science.net, it seems that schizophrenics are better at problems to do with logic (on a limited basis) than us norms.
It has to do with the way we take context into account when solving a problem. Context can actually trap us into making logical errors.
The study, done in France, found 58% of norms failing in a particular logic task, compared to only 19% of non-norms failing the same task.
There could be many reasons why the norms fell for the trap, but the bottom line is that they fell for it.
I say that we get a group of schizophrenics, lets say 50-200 and we try to explain problems like Iran's nukes, the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Darfur, Arab terror, global warming, gay marriages, abortion, young earth philosophers, IDers, over-population, the Iraq war, Muslim cartoon violence, and limited oil resources. We then act on their solutions as long as there is an overwhelming (70%+) agreement by the non-norms.
The two biggest problems are, how can these problems be put to schizophrenics in an unbiased way, and how can we get the world to listen to their logical answers.