Psychosis set in when the radiocarbon dating results for the Shroud of Turin were
announced, or when the due date of the Mayan apocalypse came and went.
It is about apophenia and pareidolia: the short essay, Beware of the Man in the Ashtray by Neels Blom appearing in Business Day (BDlive of South Africa). Well, no, not really. It is about politics. Well, no, not really. Well maybe if you lived in South Africa you might think so.
Oh, did I mention the Shroud of Turin is mentioned. But it is not about that. Fly fishing? Pluto?
It is entertaining. And if is very well written. And it is not an essay. It’s and Op Ed. That’s enough.