Conspiracy Facts – can you spot fake vs real?

The Skeptics Guide to the Universe is a long running and highly popular podcast that has weekly show since 2005. One regular item they have is called “Science or Fiction”. This is where the host, Steven Novella, presents his panel of skeptics with three items, and they have to see if they can spot which … Read moreConspiracy Facts – can you spot fake vs real?

Why do people believe 9/11 conspiracies?

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I’ve tended to fall into the habit of saying something regarding 9/11 when the anniversary comes around. It is imprinted upon my memory and I can still recall where I was when I was first told what was happening. The Conspiracy There are specific things we do know. The events are well documented, I need not … Read moreWhy do people believe 9/11 conspiracies?

What do Creationists and Conspiracy Theorists have in common?

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What do people who believe in creationism and people who believe in conspiracy theories have in common? According to a new study the correlation is Teleological thinking. What the heck is that? OK, more on that in a second. First, let’s think briefly about why knowing about this matters. Understanding how we as humans can be … Read moreWhat do Creationists and Conspiracy Theorists have in common?

Alex Jones – Reaping a Well-earned reward

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The reality of actions having consequences is fast catching up with Alex Jones. Back last April I was writing about the well-deserved defamation suits that he was being served with. Today there are several updates to bring you up to speed on. Initial Hearings for the Defamation Suits As was perhaps anticipated, nobody is rolling … Read moreAlex Jones – Reaping a Well-earned reward

Why do people believe in Conspiracy theories?

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Whenever something dramatic happens, for example 9/11 or a school shooting, you are more or less guaranteed to find somebody popping up to explain that it is all part of some plot, and that behind this event there are puppet masters pulling the strings manipulating events. It’s supposedly a conspiracy of epic proportions. The Puppet … Read moreWhy do people believe in Conspiracy theories?

Why do people believe Conspiracy Theories?

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There are moments when many eyes turn and focus on something dramatic. The recent example familiar to most will have been the utterly tragic shooting in Las Vegas that resulted in so much trauma (58 people dead and 546 were injured). Most will correctly attribute this to be the senseless act of one lone wolf … Read moreWhy do people believe Conspiracy Theories?