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 <snip> >America these days is awash in the most extreme and absurd >conspiracy theories, crippling rational discourse and debate. <snip> 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 superstitions. 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 http://www.saatchionline.com/gacoc Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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