Today, the topic of the show “Is it real?” was crop circles – and I don’t know anything about crop circles, so I watched. They truly are beautiful. It seemed that believers somehow managed to use the evidence that they are man-made to their advantage, and find meaning in it. They seem like perfectly normal people with normal lives, except for the fact that their brains interpret the actions of man to be the actions of aliens trying to communicate, and that they can meditate crop circles into being. Me, personally, I don’t care about crop circles. I find that they are incredibly annoying, as anything in the press that gets so much attention is, but they are also occurring at great expense to farmers who are having a hard enough time already these last couple decades. I just can’t imagine what it is in one’s brain that makes them prone to this kind of ideology – there must be something genetic going on there to make their beliefs so malleable. I’m going to see what kind of research has been done about this. In the meantime, I have acquired lots of gorgeous pictures of perfectly symmetrical crop circles for desktop backgrounds! And you can hire your very own crop circle makers, didn't you know?