Back on the false-belief beat…sort of. I’ve previously written about false belief formation from the standpoint of neuroscience. A prominent category these days is the delusion, mostly on the right, that President Obama is thought to be hiding something really big. These days it’s his citizenship: “birthers” claim that he is not a Hawaii-born US citizen eligible for the presidency (never mind the 1961 newspaper announcements and this thorough debunking).
Lead Birther Orly Taitz, a self-taught lawyer, dentist, and real estate agent, has been filing federal lawsuits to remove President Obama from office. She finally has a court date…for driving at amazingly reckless speeds. (see also the Orange County courts, traffic case 14852LC)