- Nearly all decisions are social: what people we know do and say is far more important to us than the facts.
- Nearly all decisions are relative: we "line up" others' opinions, just like the police line up suspects next to regular people.
There is a debate raging in the law enforcement community about whether the new way of doing criminal lineups--one possible suspect presented to the witness at a time--is better than the old way of showing them all at the same time.
Paul A. Logli, president of the National District Attorneys Association said about the individual lineups:
"I think many prosecutors think doing it sequentially runs contrary to human nature," Mr. Logli said. "Human nature tells me that having the ability to compare is more helpful than destructive. Doing it sequentially is almost like this is a trick question."