We all lie. But what separates the average person from the infamous cheaters we see on the news? Dan Ariely says we like to think it’s character — but in his research he’s found it’s more often opportunity. Dan Ariely is a professor at Duke University and the author of the book, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves. We spoke to him in March 2017.
I was going to post this after listening to Jeff C mention it, but QOR beat me to it.
Author Dean Koontz eerily predicted the coronavirus outbreak in his 1981 thriller “The Eyes of Darkness.” The fictional novel tells the story of a Chinese military lab that creates a new virus to potentially use as a biological weapon during wartime. The lab is ironically located in Wuhan, China and the made-up virus is called Wuhan-400. In the novel, the virus is called the “perfect weapon” because it only affects humans. It also cannot survive outside the human body for more than a minute and does not require an expensive decontamination process once it spreads through a population and those who contract it.
The coincidence between the book’s virus and the actual coronavirus outbreak is uncanny.
Jeff C has been talking about this for the last couple of podcasts, including this one.
Book authors, like movie screenwriters, are promoted and made rich for helping write our reality’s script, including the constant pandemic idea that just changes names over the years.