Saturday, February 27, 2010

On conspiracy theories, by David Rothscum

"Never attribute to malice, what may be attributed to incompetence." ANONYMOUS SALT

Analysis c/o David Rothscum reports

The terms "conspiracy theories" and "conspiracy theorists" are thrown around a lot these days.

According to Wikipedia, "Conspiracy theory is a term that originally was a neutral descriptor for any claim of civil, criminal or political conspiracy. However, it has become largely pejorative and used almost exclusively to refer to any fringe theory which explains a historical or current event as the result of a secret plot by conspirators of almost superhuman power and cunning."


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