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?

Las Vegas victim threatened by conspiracy theorists

Canadian Braden Matejka narrowly escaped death in the Las Vegas shooting, and so his story along with many others became international news. Here he is briefly telling his story on CBC … He had a very very lucky escape and narrowly missed death by millimetres. Essentially the bullet grazed his skull. If he had been standing … Read moreLas Vegas victim threatened by conspiracy theorists

Debunking: Las Vegas Rumours, Hoaxes, and Conspiracy Theories

When something dramatic happens the emergence of wild claims soon follows. Las Vegas has been no exception. If you have a Facebook account then you will have potentially made the observation that almost immediately speculation and even various conspiracy claims started popping up. As an example, once a week on a Sunday I look back … Read moreDebunking: Las Vegas Rumours, Hoaxes, and Conspiracy Theories

Weekly Weird Religious News

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You might wonder if I ever reach a point where I am not actually shocked by some of the truly weird things that are inspired and justified in the name of religion. I do confess that I wonder if such a point will ever be reached, and yet when tempted to think along those lines, … Read moreWeekly Weird Religious News

The Hitchhikers guide to #TAM2014 – a few notes on how to thrive

Yea hey … its #TAM2014 time (hint the twitter hash tag is #TAM2014 … ah but that is how you found this perhaps). OK first point, this is not an official guide, just a few (hopefully brief) notes that will hopefully help you to not just survive, but thrive. What is happening where and when? Surf on … Read moreThe Hitchhikers guide to #TAM2014 – a few notes on how to thrive