Saturday, July 21, 2007

Is There Any Idea So Stupid...?

Is there any idea so stupid that someone wouldn't believe it? If so, what idea is that, pray tell?

My motive for asking the question is not mere cynicism. I have a hunch there is no such thing as an idea so implausible that some charismatic soul couldn't sell it to a number of people as the gospel truth. I think human nature rules out little or nothing in what it will believe under the right circumstances. But I'm not completely sure about that. So, I ask.

1 comment:

Larry said...

I think the current events reports make it very clear that there is no idea so stupid that _somebody_ won't believe it.

It is clear that if it is published in a newspaper or on television, quite a lot of somebodies will believe it, until they are told to believe something else.