Heirs to the Enlightenment, we pride ourselves on our rationality.
Jung and Tolkien have alerted us to the place of myth in our lives — and this reaction video shows clearly how potently (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVp__EspD_k) — yet we nonetheless hold to a self-image as rational, technological, scientific, and skeptical.
Over at Law and Liberty you’ll find my take on the Theranos scam:
Fashion is thoroughly comfortable around myth. If investors don’t want to be conned, they should acknowledge like fascinations.