Filed under: Fact or Fiction?
The human mind does not readily accept the notion that chance can be responsible for unfortunate events. Our desire to make sense of the world around us can cause us to see patterns that are not truly there. But there are also times when our willingness to accept the proclamations of those in authority can lead us to believe propaganda and other fictions.
When individuals put forth false information and deceive others for fun or to make a statement, it is a prank. When corporate entities or governments do the same to further their own agenda, it is far more dangerous and troubling. (more…)