posted on May, 26 2010 @ 01:08 PM
There is a really cute book on the same subject that you would really enjoy.
It isnt on exactly the same subject in that it discusses Manhatten, but in this book future archeologists are excavating a motel from our times.
Its hilarious the conclusions they draw about the items they find.
Its well worth a read.
Good thread, btw.
Edit to add;
The reason I think people see conspiracies where they may not exist is probably multifaceted, but one reason that leaps out to me is that it stems
from a need to believe that things are controllable. We have a psychological need to feel that our lives, the events within them, etc., are in our
control. If they are not, if things are random, the world is just too frightening for many people. The idea that our government and some evil group
of geniuses are plotting against us all and "doing bad things" to people is preferable to us psychologically than what is likely the truth; that
there is no one plotting anything and bad things are happening to us because of our lack of planning and lack of genius. I think it is more
frightening for most of us to consider that there is no one at the helm than the idea that there is someone evil at the helm.
Just my personal and considered opinion.
[edit on 26-5-2010 by Illusionsaregrander]