Hot Takes On A Cold GOP Night

There is a very human tendency to ascribe significance to events in such as way as they can be used to predict the future.

Psychologically, I think this phenomenon is closely related to why people see the image of the Mona Lisa in a piece of toast, or the shape of a ducky or a horsey in clouds floating across the sky. Since we’re always trying to impose a sense of order on the chaotic universe around us, we seek out patterns to try and make sense of it all. Not only does this offer a sense of comfort, it also gives us a feeling of control: if X happens, then Y is sure to follow.