Friday, March 25, 2011

Piling Up

There's a bias in the human psyche to look for patterns, particularly in negative events and particularly when people are running around predicting doom.
Don't do it. For example, several people have pointed out to me that there have been more earthquakes so far this year than normal and aren't we heading into the last katun of the Mayan calendar?
Ironically, about thirteen years ago, there were even more, but there was no Mayan prediction for 1998, nor was there an Internet as we know it today, so no one seemed to give a damn, or much notice.