Game Theory and General Conference 2019

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The vote.

I have been wondering about how the vote would be conducted and whether a simple majority would decide things or a larger vote. I would hope that something so monumental would require a super majority, but I am not familiar with procedures here. At what point would "gracious exit" proposals be considered?

David 1 day ago

Game Theory

I found this article simply fascinating. I'm only marginally familiar with game theory so this explanation helped. It does seem likely that whatever does pass will cause enormous destruction to the hope and ministry of United Methodism.

Christy Thomas 3 days ago

Game theory

I was wondering if anyone would try and game this. And the results from voting when there are more than two choices can have counter-intuitive results. Suppose the voting was done the opposite way. The delegates vote for the plan they want eliminated from consideration and we work our way to the top two contenders? Might that get us to the plan with the most support?

Kevin 6 days ago


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   Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove "When Jesus said, 'I have come that they might have life, and have it more abundantly' in John 10:10, he wasn’t thinking about a victory for those who have used religion to fight back against the gains of the civil rights movement. Jesus was inviting all of us to work together for the vision at the heart of that movement — a beloved community where all people created in God’s image can thrive."

– Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, writing in "The Evangelical Case Against Judge Kavanaugh" in the Sept. 3 New York Times.

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