Monday, July 11, 2011

The Power of Suggestion

This is a fascinating little video from a lecture by science writer Simon Singh.  I don't want to divulge too much, so let's just say he takes a very well-known song and uses it as a vehicle through which we are shown just how susceptible many of us are; we can very easily believe something that actually isn't real, just based on our prejudices and expectations.  These are emotions that manifest themselves every day in how we feel about things, and I think viewers of cable news programs are especially conditioned via methods similar to that used by Mr. Singh here. 

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