There is something very wrong with the way people have evolved. We are extremely adept at discerning patterns. These patterns, unfortunately, are of a size appropriate for hunter/gatherer bands. For great societies, these perceived patterns simply delude. In a lifespan of fifteen or twenty thousand days, a one in 10 thousand event is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. “If I conduct a single activity with a fairly low probability of a disaster occurring, it is OK.” What these people fail to realize is that they, along with their dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of counterparts are presenting the fates with an almost inevitable disaster.