Sunday 10 January 2010

Mumbo Jumbo

When faced with mumbo jumbo of any sort, (mumbo jumbo being the believing in angels, fairies, horoscopes, god, ufos and other assorted new age nonsense) it is always good to remind oneself of this excerpt from Monty Python and the Holy Grail:

Sir Bedevere: "...and that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana shaped."

King Arthur: "This new learning amazes me, Sir Bedevere. Explain again how sheep's bladders may be employed to prevent earthquakes."

Why is it that people would rather believe cranks with farfetched theories than science-based fact?