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Chaos At The Polls: Mathematicians Prove That Group Decisions Can Be Impossible To Predict

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September 9, 1998
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University Of California, San Diego
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For several years, some political scientists and others have argued that group decisions such as elections are impossible to anticipate-even if the preferences of the voters are well established and the decision-making rules are set. Now there's a mathematical proof to back that proposition.

For several years, some political scientists and others have argued that group decisions such as elections are impossible to anticipate-even if the preferences of the voters are well established and the decision-making rules are set.


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University Of California, San Diego. "Chaos At The Polls: Mathematicians Prove That Group Decisions Can Be Impossible To Predict." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 9 September 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/09/980909071638.htm>.
University Of California, San Diego. (1998, September 9). Chaos At The Polls: Mathematicians Prove That Group Decisions Can Be Impossible To Predict. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/09/980909071638.htm
University Of California, San Diego. "Chaos At The Polls: Mathematicians Prove That Group Decisions Can Be Impossible To Predict." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/09/980909071638.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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