March 17th, 2005

Tea-drinker par excellence

The gullibility meme

What do you call belief in something despite good evidence to the contrary, or even taking lack of evidence (either way) as proof of its truth? What do call it when this can be passed on from person to person, backed up by astounding stories and good oratory?

I call it the the gullibility meme.

Others call it faith.

But then, being a gottverdammt atheist, I would say that wouldn't I?