First things first...let's start with the facts...
Etymology: Middle English conspiracie, from Latin conspirare
1 : the act of conspiring together
2 a : an agreement among conspirators b : a group of conspirators
Etymology: Late Latin theoria, from Greek theOria, from theOrein
1 : the analysis of a set of facts in their relation to one another
2 : abstract thought : SPECULATION
3 : the general or abstract principles of a body of fact, a science, or an art
4 a : a belief, policy, or procedure proposed or followed as the basis of action b : an ideal or hypothetical set of facts, principles, or
circumstances -- often used in the phrase in theory
5 : a plausible or scientifically acceptable general principle or body of principles offered to explain phenomena
6 a : a hypothesis assumed for the sake of argument or investigation b : an unproved assumption : CONJECTURE c : a body of theorems presenting a
concise systematic view of a subject
In the criminal law, a conspiracy is an agreement between two or more natural persons to break the law at some time in the future, so a natural person
identified with the mind of a legal entity cannot conspire with the company alone. There is no limit on the number participating in the conspiracy
and, in most countries, no requirement that any steps have been taken to put the plan into effect (compare attempts which require proximity to the
full offense). For the purposes of concurrence, the actus reus is a continuing one and parties may join "the plot" later and incur joint liability
and conspiracy can be charged where the co-conspirators have been acquitted and/or cannot be traced. Finally, repentence by one or more parties does
not affect liability but may reduce their sentence.
Now we can assuredly say "yes" conspiracies are real as are theories...when one puts the two together does it make them unreal?
In other words do two wrongs make a right or do two rights make a wrong?
One's mere theory may be anothers hard fact and until theories are brought together, digested and disected between others the facts cannot be
People are charged with "conspiracy" all the time BTW...
[edit on 24-2-2006 by ChatBrat]