In one form or another, there's no doubt that the same thing has been asked for millennia; but the answer to the question "When Did You First See Them As Prophets: At What Stage Do Gullible People and Congenital Idiots Begin Following Outright Shysters Like David Koresh, Jim Jones and Charles Manson?" has now been illustrated, in pencil, on a scrap of paper, using a Venn Diagram, by a six year old in Nebraska.
Here's what she came up with:
As with comedy, the theory is that so much about science is to do with timing - and unfortunately, the news has come as a devastating blow to Princeton's Professor Sydney Trinketbleeder, who has spent the last 22 years trying to articulate a solution to the question, and is author of 12 books on the subject.
His family are expected to make an announcement about the venue and date for his memorial service next week.