The Boston Marathon bombings
may be fading from the front pages, but the numerous conspiracy theories
that sprang up in the wake of the incident continue to rage on, spurred by professional conspiracists such as Alex Jones
Book reviewer and skeptic Anita Dalton (previously
), at her new website devoted to skeptical examinations of conspiracy theories and paranormal claims, has kicked off a meticulous and in-depth series of posts comprehensively debunking the Boston Marathon conspiracy theories
(Related: Why rational people buy into conspiracy theories.)
"How to make sense of Conspiracy Theories
" [Part 1 of 9 from YouTube] Rob Ager is best known for his very thoughtful analyses of films such as The Shining
[see also this analysis of the Overlook's geometry
], A Clockwork Orange
, Pulp Fiction
, Taxi Driver
. He has recently completed an analysis of the subject of conspiracy theories
. "All of us, from time to time, will believe that two or more people in a particular context have conspired to achieve a mutual aim – be it cheating in a card game or engineering an international war. It isn’t by definition a lapse in logic to believe that a conspiracy has or is going to occur in a given situation. Conspiracies do happen and it is a natural facet of healthy thinking and self-preservation to seek out awareness of conspiracies that may affect our lives." [Text version
, Ager's Collative Learning
A "stunning" link between an ingredient in childhood vaccines and autism leads to a cover-up conspiracy. "But instead of taking immediate steps to alert the public and rid the vaccine supply of thimerosal, the officials and executives at Simpsonwood spent most of the next two days discussing how to cover up the damaging data. According to transcripts obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, many at the meeting were concerned about how the damaging revelations about thimerosal would affect the vaccine industry's bottom line."
An earlier post
(concerned only with fish) asked, "Got mercury?" Why, yes you do
- and fish is the least of your problems. Interestingly, hints of this story surfaced in the media in the Spring/Summer of 2005
. There may also be a link between thimerosal and Alzheimer's, A.D.D., and Asperger's Syndrome. A thimerosal resource guide
. Maybe we'll take notice this time around?
EVER WONDER HOW THE FBI KNEW ALL THESE NAMES FIVE MINUTES AFTER THE ATTACK ON AMERICA? I know its just another anonymous site about 9-11 but it does highlight some interesting facts and prompts some questions about what the US government knew prior to the attack.
formerly an digital effects worker for Final Fantasy and Coneheads
has walked onto the scene and stood out
when it comes to the conspiracy genre, with his site WhatReallyHappened.com
. He has been claiming that 9/11 was the work of the Israelis and the US government to cause a war for Oil in the Middle East, while also making other comments on the War on Terror
While he seems to boast that his site's Alexa
rating is higher than Newsweek's
as affirmation that he is popular, no matter how flawed Alexa may be
Is this what really happened? or merely the posted viewpoints collected by a person who distrusts the Government?