[meteorite-list] I can't believe it! - give me thepublisher's address

From: Tracy Latimer <tracyl_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:46:25 2004
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.93.1010517162229.24694B-100000_at_netra.lib.state.hi.us>

During the Y2K fiasco, where common sense was being overrun by FUD (Fear
Uncertainty, and Doubt; or F***ed Up Data, depending on your cynicism
level), my husband and I monitored several newsgroups. The spin level of
information was incredible, especially for people who KNEW the Y2K bug was
a Sign Of The Apocalypse and We Were All Gonna Die, and anyone who thought
otherwise was deluded or a member of the Great Gubbmint Conspiracy to keep
all intelligent people in the dark. To keep it brief, after 1/1/00 and
nothing much happening, you would have thought the doomsayers would
quietly disappear. Instead, a year and a half later, there are STILL
people out there who swear we are on the verge of a Y2K breakdown, and
everyone needs to be vigilant and prepared for the end of civilization.

For further fun reading, check out Michael Shermer's book, "Why People
Believe Weird Things." It's a very erudite take on what catches people's
imaginations, and why some of the darndest ideas take hold.

Tracy Latimer
Received on Thu 17 May 2001 10:34:00 PM PDT

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