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Re: The Conspiracy Of Conspiracy Theorizing

From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul>
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2013 21:56:38 +0100
Archived: Sun, 29 Sep 2013 08:13:34 -0400
Subject: Re: The Conspiracy Of Conspiracy Theorizing

>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2013 07:58:36 -0500
>Subject: Re: The Conspiracy Of Conspiracy Theorizing


>America these days is awash in the most extreme and absurd
>conspiracy theories, crippling rational discourse and debate.


Agreed Jerry, and it's not just America. The Internet has
created a high-speed digital rumour-mill where vanity publishing
cranks can promulgate any crap they wish to a global audience of
uncritical credulous zombies who feed off each other's grotesque

It's a Marcusian spectacle of epidemic proportions and epic
stupidity. Trouble is, this doesn't mean that there aren't
conspiracies, and it is easier than ever it was for the truth to
be drowned by noise and then hidden in plain sight.

To dismiss a theory just because it is a 'conspiracy theory' is
plain dumb. Critical judgement is essential, and there are no
substitutes for evidence and logical analysis. If a theory
stands up to such scrutiny, then it is worth taking seriously
whether it involves an element of conspiracy or not.

Gerald O'Connell

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