Jun 22, 2005

Cognitive Dissonance [LINK]

There's a priceless photograph in a recent (5/30) issue of Time magazine, one that is unfortunately absent fom the online edition. It's a picture of two young Muslim students at the Raza Academy in Bombay, both part of an angry protest in the wake of Newsweek's "flawed" report that U.S. troops flushed a Koran down a toilet at Guantanamo Bay.

They are standing right next to each other, seemingly aware of each other's presence, and both holding signs that both use the exact same brush-style lettering, obviously produced by the same process. The sign on the right reads:

BUSH SHOULD APOLOGIZE FOR DESECRATION OF QURAN
The one on the left reads:
NEWSWEEK DESERVES TO BE BANNED
Obviously, these two statements flow from mutually exclusive assumptions.

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