Why Some Bad Ideas, Like Zombies And Kudzu, Just Won’t Die (There Are Still Flat-Earthers, For Pete’s Sake)

Yes, “the belief that the best ideas will always succeed is rather like the faith that unregulated financial markets will always produce the best economic outcomes. … But in the marketplace of ideas, zombies can actually be useful. Or if not, they can at least make us feel better. That, paradoxically, is what I think the flat-Earthers of today are really offering – comfort.”