Why Do People Believe Crazy Things?

(Akim Reinhardt’s superb essay about the proliferation of online conspiracy theories was published at 3 Quarks Daily on MONDAY, AUG 16, 2021. Reprinted with permission.) As an undergraduate History major, I reluctantly dug up a halfway natural science class to fulfill my college’s general education requirement. It was called Psychology as a Natural Science. However, … Continue reading Why Do People Believe Crazy Things?

Dan Fogelberg – River of Souls

Peoria Riverfront Park Dan Fogelberg Memorial Site “To every man the mystery Sings a different song He fills his page of history Dreams his dreams and is gone.” Below is a music video of the most thoughtful song I’ve ever heard about death, one that appeals to me in my occasional mystical moments. The words, … Continue reading Dan Fogelberg – River of Souls