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Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by Cortex_Colossus, Apr 4, 2008.

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    "Out of the multitude of our sense experiences we take, mentally and arbitrarily, certain repeatedly occurring complexes of sense impression... we attribute to them a meaning — the meaning of the bodily object. Considered logically this concept is not identical with the totality of sense impressions referred to; but it is an arbitrary creation of the human (or animal) mind. On the other hand, the concept owes its meaning and its justification exclusively to the totality of the sense impressions which we associate with it"

    --(Albert Einstein)

    The rest I didn't get.


    Surely to God the simplest imaginable system in the world has at least been considered before: everyone votes into one big pool and parties are given a percentage of seats as precisely equal as possible to their popularity. That's it. No need for fancy calculations, wierd voting sheets or anything. Check a box and toss it in, and the resulting percentage is equivalent to what people get in Parliament/whatever. It's beyond me why this isn't discussed here, let alone implemented anywhere in the world. As for choosing what individual gets the seat, that's another story and not entirely relevant to the actual way the vote takes place, other than whether people vote for a party or a face. Party lists, perhaps; that's not the point, though. The point is that I can't imagine a simpler system (not necessarily better, but simpler) and yet it's not discussed, not even a tiny blurb. It MUST have occured to someone - countless someones, even. Anybody?

    Perhaps you are talking about Proportional representation? It is mentioned in the article, you must have missed it. Paladinwannabe2 20:32, 22 October 2007 (UTC)



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