Facebook Memes: Conspiracy Theories; Ignorant People

Quick post for this afternoon; I’m working a long post about the next story my Facebook reading group will address on Sunday, concerning a novella by Walter Jon Williams, and I’m taking the opportunity while revisiting these older stories by also rereading additional stories by the same authors. So tomorrow I’ll have a post about three stories by Walter Jon Williams.

For today, two Facebook memes. I’ve seen both before; they’re still apt. The first is about conspiracy theories.

Faking a major event would require thousands of people. Try managing a project. Getting twelve people to do what they are supposed to, on time, without blabbing early, is nearly impossible.


My gut is that most conspiracy theorists hae never been project managers.

Their optimism is adorable.


Next, a quote from Isaac Asimov.

Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly.

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