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Actually, we conspired to make you ask that exact question.
Originally posted by xenophanes85
What if all these conspiracies are part of a government funded experiment to anaylse the symptoms of mass-hysteria?
How could ( insert favorite here) let/not let/know/not know about (insert here) and still have this happen? Well at the most basic...Cause and Effect. When an Effect is observed the Cause may or may not readily apparent to the observer. If the Cause is not understood by the observer then the Effect is attributed to a Cause that the observer does understand.
People really are that stupid/smart, random events do occur, coincidence does happen, and just because People say your paranoid doesn't mean that they're not out to get you.
Remember in the coming years when the fecal material impacts the rotary oscillator you have been warned.
Originally posted by Duke_Nukem
People really are that stupid/smart, random events do occur, coincidence does happen, and just because your paranoid doesn't mean that they'er not out to get you.
[Edited on 5/5/2004 by Duke_Nukem]
Apophenia is the spontaneous perception of connections and meaningfulness of unrelated phenomena.
Originally posted by dr_strangecraft
... It's like the Dark Ages in downtown Medieval Europe. We are becoming peasants, frightened of the villagers in the next glen; afraid of the monsters who live in the darkest part of the forest, afraid of witches and dragons.