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Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Simon Jenkins has a good point exactly how the Da Vinci Code betrays the trust we place in facts, but then ruins it by going on the most insane rampaging ode to facts since Thomas Gradgrind's opener in Hard Times. Facts are indeed hard fought for. But Dan Brown's crime is not laziness. Dan Brown consumed an enormous amount of energy collecting erroneous facts and making them into a book. His problem is that he assumes long hours spent researching and long books must lead to the truth. Once he has learned something, I think he has a hard time admitting that it is not true, like one of those people who in arguments say that since they have read a book and the book says X then X is definitively the last word on the matter.