Posted by: Johan Normark | December 6, 2011

2012: Colbert reports on phallic symbols at Denver Airport

I sure hope this is my last 2012 post in a while but I could not really ignore this when I saw it on facebook. Yes, this is indeed how conspiracy minded 2012ers reason. After watching the clip from Colbert Nation, take a look at John Hoopes’s text on apophenia. Apophenia is when we see something important or meaningful in random patterns. This is what 2012ers do all the time. Seeing Denver Airport as a Swastika or a Phallus is a visual apophenia called pareidolia, like the frequent toasts with “Jesus”…

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