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Author Topic:   Conspiracy Theories: It's all in your mind!
Panda
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Message 67 of 137 (700335)
06-02-2013 7:43 AM
Reply to: Message 66 by Percy
06-02-2013 7:10 AM


Re: A Test Subject
It astounds me that people think that the conspirators can fabricate dozen of eye-witness accounts but can't fake better security footage.
I've seen teenagers fake authentic looking film of alien invasion, but the American government couldn't do better than a white blur?
It seems like conspiracy theorists only demand evidence from authority figures - and not from anyone else.
If they don't get 'enough' evidence, they start making completely unevidenced claims about planes 'disappearing' and hundreds of people being silenced.
I understand people wanting to get as much evidence as possible - but why then abandon evidence gathering when positing their alternative hypothesises?
They appear to consider a lack of evidence of "Event A" is automatically evidence of "Event B".
It reminds me of IDists thinking that disproving evolution provides evidence of Intelligent Design.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
Instead, all they have is a lack of mundane evidence - but, for some strange reason, that is enough for them.
Edited by Panda, : No reason given.

"There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god." J. B. S. Haldane

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Panda
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Message 73 of 137 (700352)
06-02-2013 1:27 PM
Reply to: Message 72 by Coragyps
06-02-2013 1:11 PM


Re: A Test Subject
Coragyps writes:
Bermuda isn't all that far from DC. And the Triangle is real close, once you get there.
I had heard that the Bermuda Triangle had mysteriously disappeared....

"There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god." J. B. S. Haldane

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Panda
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Message 77 of 137 (700383)
06-02-2013 5:32 PM
Reply to: Message 76 by Dogmafood
06-02-2013 4:29 PM


Re: A Test Subject
Prototypical writes:
Triangular is the aquatic manifestation of the phenomenon. Can you guess what shape it is on land?
*puzzled*
There appears to be a sub-text to this, but the underlying meaning eludes me.

"There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god." J. B. S. Haldane

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Panda
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Message 84 of 137 (700447)
06-03-2013 9:31 AM
Reply to: Message 81 by Theodoric
06-02-2013 9:29 PM


Re: Pilots(and anyone else that wants to sign up) for truth
Theodoric writes:
quote:
Lije Baley
Chemist/mathematician
State University of NY
I guess this could be a real person but it is also the exact name of the main character in some of the books from Isaac Asimov's Robot Series.
But he was an excellent detective!
If anyone could find out what really happened, he could.
But there are some inconsistencies with his past that could be indicative of a cover-up.
I am not sure we can trust him.

"There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god." J. B. S. Haldane

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