Poppycock

What we are saying is that man is an imposter. He is not the naive scientist he passes for. Instead, he is a slobbering sentimentalist. He pretends to square his view of the world to new facts and experiences. But what he really does is pry the facts into whatever self-delusion is popular. Like a fat woman trying on a new pair of jeans, he forces the flesh into the space fashion allows and holds his breath to make it fit.

Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets: Surviving the Public Spectacle in Finance and Politics