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Old 2nd August 2019
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Originally Posted by Bignatius View Post
You kmow, one thing I sort of miss, is back when there were still a few mysteries, a few urban legends that prople still believed in, harmless beliefs, long standing cultural phenomena, but pre internet and this era many more people still believed in the now passe like aliens, witches, ghosts, bigfeets, nessies, and all that.

The simple sharing of basic information worldwide and a decade of Mythbusters and Penn and Teller have all but crushed most of these, and I think there's a palpable sense of "less wonder" happening, "less dreaming big", etc.

And I don't care so much about the beliefs themselves, because let's be clear - there's no Sasquatch, but the sense of wonder is gone, I think.

Make sense?
Yeah, the conspiracy stuff was so innocent and cute back then. I loved all of that... UFO magazine, In Search Of, etc. LOVED IT.

It’s been replaced by a much, much, much darker version though. Nimoy has been replaced by QAnon. People are getting hurt. It isn’t good.