Special FX vs. wrong ideas

by phil on Saturday Apr 12, 2003 3:11 PM

We love movies, we love special effects, and we love fantasy. Yet, how come we cringe at someone presenting a far-fetched, interesting, yet completely wrong idea? i.e. if I said that Gulf War II was ending this way because of the pressure by anti-war protestors, and I was actually wrong, why would there be a knee-jerk rejection to it. We seem so ready to accept other phantasms such as conspiracy theories that it's all Big Business, Big Oil, or the Trilateral Commission running the show. We even accept things without thinking too much about them, such as religion and God. It's almost like there are privileged and unprivileged zones of untruth. What is that!?

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