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It’s tough getting bamboozled. I think Sagan is right: sometimes it’s just easier to pretend you WEREN’T suckered than to accept the truth and evolve. I recently joked that Heaven itself might seem like a bamboozle for some people on the other side of eternity:
Thanks for the great post! You’ve been on a roll lately!
The Carl Sagan quote is explained by the theory of cognitive dissonance.