By Jon

Here’s a nice (if long) article making a connection between skepticism and arts funding that hadn’t occurred to me before:

‘…natural skepticism often lets us down, especially when it runs up against another natural human instinct: wishful thinking.The desire to believe what we want to be true is powerful. On the positive side, wishful thinking generates millions for arts fundin via lottery grants. But it can also lead smart people to do very stupid things.’

So, not just casinos and psychics who profit from wishful thinking…