There’s a new study (and quite a lot of opinion) that indicates that presenting conservatives with facts that contradict their position doesn’t change anything, but just makes them believe lies more strongly. Which reminds me of nothing so much as the Illuminatus! Trilogy, and Hagbard Celine’s method of dividing people up. And that I’m probably half-yeti. My wife assures me I don’t have enough back hair to be a full-blooded yeti. Which explains a lot about my tastes in philosophy.
In other news, I’m mostly fine. If any authors have actually gotten a note from me via your publisher – and happen to actually read this – do let me know. I’d just like to know it’s not all at some dead letter office somewhere.