There's an old Bill Hicks joke (paraphrasing): Adam and Eve are in the garden of Eden. Adam turns to Eve and says "Look at all of this. We're in a tropical paradise filled with delicious food and tamed, exotic animals, we have no concept of hunger, disease, discomfort or fear, and all of our greatest dreams and wishes come true the instant we think of them." Eve turns to Adam and says "Yea, its....just not enough, is it?"
The fact that this is the type of film that people want to see, the type of gobbildy goop that people want to believe, says quite a lot about the state of the world. The fact that this is not based on real science, which all dates back to the snake oil types misquoting William James all those years ago, doesn't really bother me. The excuse is "Its just a movie." However that doesn't excuse the fact that people still want to believe it. Legit neorealism (and NOT self-absorbed, shallow mumblecore bs), desperately needs a comeback.