posted on Jun, 16 2004 @ 06:27 AM
THe conspiracy theory community is great at keeping itself from ever discovering anything, or even if something is dicovered, bringing it to public
I'd estimate 99.9% (999 out of every 1000) of the conspiracy community is faith based. That is, they do not publish facts based on logic and
verrifiable evidence. Rather, they create ideas and just try to explain shadey evidence with these ideas. While this is fun, it is not productive.
To the general public it all turns into silly stories and assumptions, and if there is real research being conducted it gets drowned out.
Also the conspiracy community lacks sufficient number of educated, informed, and logical participants. Most conspiracy junkies collect ideas, and talk
to others about them, and debate possibilities, but do not take things to the next level. Above the average net-surfing ones there are the prfitiers,
those that make of something that sounds good to sell books or generate web-trafic for ad money. Then at the highest levels are educated proffesional
researchers who dig through government documents, lobby for information freedom, and conduct scientific research. This last group is very very very
small compared to other fields.
By far the worst trend, and the one that causes the most harm to the validity of the conspiracy community is the classic "link your proof" idea.
That is the idea that the internet can provide some sort of evidence or proof.
In fact the internet is only a tool. When used to transmit data, such as the USGS site being used for the Earthquake threads, it is a good tool. When
someone post a news article AS PROOF its counter productive. Someone ranting on Rense.com or CNN.com is hardly proof of anything.
So to sum up, I agree completely, its a self controling field. Conspiracy theorist are far better at disinformation than the government, because they
make it up themselves.