Connectivity and Conspiracies March 16, 2009 21:28

I was just brushing my teeth and noticed some spots of toothpaste in the sink …’Um, that looks like the constellation Orions belt’ I thought. My God! Am I turning into a conspiracy nut? Reading things as signs and cyphers? No. I’m not doing that. I just note our tendency towards connectivity. The human mind wants to make sense or random things, to find patterns in chaos. It seems that seeing things as the random nonsense they are is harder than you’d think.