So Mr Minchin has managed to nail it
Apart from how small we are in the scheme of things, how crazy homeopathy is and how wives must have that look taught them while the husbands are off learning how to forget the one thing that they went to the store to pickup, Storm made me think of how strange it is that the majority of science fiction and fantasy fans are geeks.
Stay with me here. The people who tend to follow the path of rationality are the very ones who are the largest consumers of tales of faster than light travel, scanitly clad elven maidens, vorbal blades, alien worlds and talking familars. How is it the ones who have the best handle on the accepted scientific truths are the very ones who are the fastest to suspend their disbeliefs?