User talk:Perceptron/Revelation of the Method

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Ha, I was wondering what label to put on this particular meme ("TPTB spread clues revealing their schemes"). Do I understand correctly that Hoffman just formalized it and came up with a name?--ZooGuard (talk) 18:40, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

See also Illuminati (game).--ZooGuard (talk) 18:56, 11 March 2012 (UTC)
Good call on the Illuminati card game! I read that one before, but just didn't think about it. Anyways, as far as I can tell, Hoffman was the first person to really come up with it. It's hard to tell, of course, with the more esoteric and mystical stuff. It's entirely possible that it existed before Hoffman as an actual magical ritual ("actual" as in people believed it worked), but most signs point to it being something that Hoffman made up as a rationalization for his own delusions. Perceptron (talk) 04:50, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

I think that "apophenia" is better than "pattern recognition".--ZooGuard (talk) 11:26, 13 March 2012 (UTC)