And thus... the problem.
Some twenty or so years ago, conspiracy research tended to take on the aspect of the academic, rather than fantastic of today's discussions. The
Internet has opened up the concept of alternative explanations for fantastic events to millions of people. To these people, the popular
conspiracists if you will, these topics have become entertainment. It doesn't matter if facts support their theory, as a matter of fact, basing a new
theory on fact is mundane and tedious any more.
Yes... anyone with a limited grasp of research technique, science, and history can pull ideas out of the air and construct websites. And those of even
lesser cognitive ability can locate these sites and assume the content must be true (after all, it's on the web). One example on this forum is a very
active member somehow contriving that 666 is not a decimal number and really equals 111 in decimal, the A.D. year of the real Biblical Beast.
Indeed... fact finding and scientific method have become mundane nuisances to be ignored.
Now we shall wait for the responses that shall certainly come that bash us as untollerable skeptics.
[Edited on 16-2-2003 by Winston Smith]