Apophenia, Conspiracies, and Statistics
Edward Snowden has written about apophenia and I find myself rather unsatisfied with his article. Apophenia is, “the tendency to perceive meaningful connections between unrelated things.” Chuckling here, but I may well have a black belt in apophenia. Total apopheniac. I don’t suffer from it, I enjoy every moment of it.
Sez who? Seriously, who says the meaningful connections between unrelated things are wrong or delusional or inaccurate? Or as the famous quote from the movie “Conspiracy Theory” goes, “just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.”
I used to call myself a conspiritress on account of the fact that I enjoy research and investigating obscure theories. I stopped however when all my theories started coming true. I set out to disprove some things and found so much truth, I wound up a bit cynical and jaded. I’m not a conspiracy theorist at all, my…
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