Um professor conta a experiência de ensinar a teoria da evolução em uma universidade no Kentucky.
The problem with conspiracy theorists is not, as the US legal scholar Cass Sunstein argues, that they have little relevant information. The key to what they end up believing is how they interpret and respond to the vast quantities of relevant information at their disposal.
Se um dia personas públicas foram algo exigido apenas de políticos e celebridades, hoje todos construímos uma nas redes sociais - e elas não necessariamente nos refletem com precisão. Portanto é possível que seus amigos não sejam necessariamente daquele jeito.
Manfred is at the peak of his profession, which is essentially coming up with whacky but workable ideas and giving them to people who will make fortunes with them. He does this for free, gratis. In return, he has virtual immunity from the tyranny of cash; money is a symptom of poverty, after all, and Manfred never has to pay for anything.
But just having a strange and powerful experience doesn’t determine what you believe. I walked off that train with a new respect for why people believed in magic, not a new understanding of reality. Sometimes people have remarkable experiences, and then tuck them away as events they can’t explain.