Apophenia, Conspiracies, and Statistics



*Pastor’s Note: Insanity Bytes! Definitely a play on words but I’m telling you, this young lady has me grinning from ear to ear so much of the time with her Spiritual perspective on the goings on around us! If you’re not afraid of a little satire and maybe just a pinch of irony, check out her other posts. Like me, you’re bound to be blessed!

InsanityBytes reblog

See, there's this thing called biology...

Edward Snowden has written about apophenia and I find myself rather unsatisfied with his article. Apophenia is, “the tendency to perceive meaningful connections between unrelated things.” Chuckling here, but I may well have a black belt in apophenia. Total apopheniac. I don’t suffer from it, I enjoy every moment of it.

Sez who? Seriously, who says the meaningful connections between unrelated things are wrong or delusional or inaccurate? Or as the famous quote from the movie “Conspiracy Theory” goes, “just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.”

I used to call myself a conspiritress on account of the fact that I enjoy research and investigating obscure theories. I stopped however when all my theories started coming true. I set out to disprove some things and found so much truth, I wound up a bit cynical and jaded. I’m not a conspiracy theorist at all, my…

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About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of intercessory prayer, encouragement and exhortation of the Word of God and author of the ministry blog, For The Love of God. I live in Delta, Colorado with my beautiful wife of 49+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom we affectionately call Bella.
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