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“The will to believe is strong in all realms”

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From the NY Times commenting on the latest Oprah “will to believe”:

In the book, he wrote not only that he reunited with his wife in New York years after she threw apples to him over the fence, but also that he had actually gone on a

“You’d think somebody would say, ‘Hmm, that’s amazing, let’s just spend an hour or a day seeing how plausible that is,’ ” said

Mr. Andersen compared Mr. Rosenblat to

“The will to believe something that is convenient to believe is strong in all realms,” he said.

I suppose that Oprah’s rep will end up slightly tattered for those who take the trouble to read serious journalism, but many people don’t bother to examine what they prefer to “believe” especially if “Oprah said it!”.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/12/31 at 05:35

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