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This weekend give Leon some love

May 19, 2011

This weekend, on the outside chance that the rapture does not occur (I know I know, just humor me)… Please remember to give some love to Leon Festinger. Everything that happens next, he called it.

Excerpt from When Prophecy Fails

Wikipedia entries on When Prophecy Fails, cognitive dissonance theory, and Leon Festinger

Modern examples: the vaccine-autism myth and birtherism

2 Comments
  1. May 31, 2011 6:02 pm

    Hi–I followed your first link, and apparently Festinger’s principles imply that we need more guns!

  2. Sanjay Srivastava permalink
    June 1, 2011 9:51 am

    Well, I *did* just spend 7 months in Texas…

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