More things I didn't have time for at the beginning of the year and will take quite a bit of time to peruse the answers now:
The Edge question this year was "What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it?"
I just clicked around a few answers and for this moment decided to focus on one;
Stephen Kosslyn's answer about cognitive prosthetic systems is interesting.
Quickly taking his thoughts to one tangent of my own, faulty "social prosthetic systems" might explain a lot of things.
more later perhaps.. on to the dentist and the day for this gal..