However, that doesn't mean we don't know real true facts when we see them.
Real: Elephants can ride specially
built mountain bikes and this proves it.
True: The 9/11 terrorist attack was planned secretly by the Pentagon to give us a reason to go to war.
Fact: Aliens are for real and the government is concealing the evidence and we've all seen them.
Real: The Kennedy assassination was an inside job... and there was another shooter.
True--The United States allowed the Japanese to bomb Pearl Harbor because war would stimulate the economy and pull us out of depression woes.
Fact: There is no proof the earth is round and if it was, people would be falling off when they were upside down.
In Suspicious Minds, new book by Rob Brotherton, he says we are biologically hardwired to find patterns in unrelated events. This is why more than half of us still believe the government is concealing facts about 9/11 and four out of ten think global warming is a political ploy.
"These conclusions," Brotherton says, are typically drawn from a hodgepodge of unverified photos and news reports and have only been amplified by the internet which helps connect people with similar mind-sets."
Blog disclaimer: All of the photos shown here have been verified by me as authentic.
"When we are faced with events we cannot understand," the author continues, "it's natural for our brains to crate a narrative--even if it means 'casting the world in terms of us versus them' to potentially dangerous ends.
"Chances are," he says, you know some of those people. Chances are you are one."
All I say is that one picture is worth a thousand words. THE CUBS WIN THE WORLD SERIES!
I think I have made my point.
PS for real: The most respected college professor I had, Dr. Paul Snider, told his fledgling journalism class that if any one of us EVER wrote "One picture is worth a thousand words," he would stamp our paper with his giant, red FE (Fact Error) stamp and we would fail the course. This one's for you Paul.