March 27th, 2008

evil plan

control and chaos

You know, I think I know part of the reason that modern myths like cell phones causing fires at gas stations and vaccinations causing autism and are so appealing to people.

It is the allure of the idea that there are just some simple things that we as humans are doing that can easily explain why random Bad Things that happen. It gives us the sense that we have control over the random chaos of this planet, and the feeling that the universe is a thing that we can understand and control.