Thursday, 27 January 2011

Morning Scepticism: Phobia

If someone has a fear of flying, I don't think that fear is going to go away by dispelling the reasons for such a fear. For us who don't have a fear of flying, the fear seems absurd. After all, tens of thousands of planes make it safely to their destination each day, and statistically you're more likely to die in a car crash than in an aircraft. But knowing that isn't going to work. It might help, but there's a reason it's called a phobia.

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