we believe something, then we make it happen for real
So... how many people do believe in "1984" or "Brave New World"? Or "Neuromancer"? Don't laugh, because maybe someday we really will be drinking Soma in cyberspace, under the ever-watching eye of the Big Brother - forever. Or do you think that only good dreams may come true, and nightmares can't? Why your attitude is valid "for all of us", and cynicism is not? I am really curious about the difference.
...and they ended up decimating over 95 percent of the targeted insect population.
So... they killed about 9,5% of targeted mosquitoes? Hardly an impressive result.
It's not hard to admit errors that are [only] cosmetically wrong. -- J.K. Galbraith