Thursday, May 22, 2014

All Doubt, No Benefit

We're just going to go ahead and ignore the year-long blog hiatus (for now, anyway) and get right to the point. There was a very strange and unsettling assault reported here in Memphis last weekend, which happens to be one of our busiest tourism times of the year. The attack reportedly took place during the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, an event that you've probably seen featured on the Food Network or Al Roker's Twitter feed. What struck me even more than the story, however, was how quickly people (myself included) spewed forth with reasons the alleged victim couldn't be telling the truth. It was a disturbing reminder of how much we'll fight to believe that the world is rational and predictable, even when it means denying the (possible) truth.

So I wrote about it, and the good folks at The Memphis Flyer were kind enough to post it in my old Wheelhouse spot. So there it is.  

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