posted on Feb, 16 2003 @ 07:23 AM
I have for a long time been reading and researching several aspects of conspiracy theories and the one thing that vexes me the most is peoples ability
to make up conspiracies. Conspiracy theories usually start with one imaginative person who thinks that an official explanation does not hold up to
scrutiny. This is in my opinion absolutely right and proper, we must question our governments and their departments and scrutinise their motives and
evidence. What however is not right and proper is the attachment of any old story to any old theory in supposed furtherance of the cause.
It seems that people do not have enough quality control when presenting evidence, as usually when the evidence is scrutinised it turns out to be made
up or thoroughly circumstantial, to such an extent that it is increasingly difficult too move for all the crap that is written, published, put on the
net etc. There is of course a specialist type, almost a professional in their field, this is of course ėthe sourceî. The source by his nature is an
impeccable witness, you do not who he is, can not verify where he works and even better must accept everything he says because everything he says is
so earth shattering that it demands your complete attention and why would a guy like this make it up? The science spouted by the same sources and
authors can also wow the impressionable. Quite often things which are said to be fact by these sources that are quite impossible and should not even
be entertained by a rational intelligent human, the hollow earth theory is an excellent example of this. It seems like we have reverted to medieval
peasantry when some topics come up with a lack of proof and a hysteria like the devils coming to get you. The need to discuss and debate what
evidence there is, is crucial to understanding what is being hidden from us but we must be more discerning in the way evidence is approached.
Most conspiracy theories go well in Tom Clancy type novels and if not you could find room for most of them in any SciFi section in a book shop. This
is where they should stay because they have about as much tangible evidence as the books in a Fiction section.