Moon landing

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Wandapec (August 03, 2009, 21:12:17 PM):

Just The Facts

1. The average conspiracy theorist will argue with NASA, Nobel-prize winners and every expert in the world despite having fewer qualifications than the average fry cook.
2. Conspiracy theorists view logical argument as cheating.
3. Like pissing fetishes and tentacle rape comics, conspiracy theories are a problem made much worse by the Internet.
4. Never assume malice when incompetence will do.

cyghost (August 03, 2009, 21:16:23 PM):
rule 4 pwns!
OCC-HAM (April 19, 2010, 12:20:30 PM):
Michael Tellinger says that the moon is a space ship, and the aliens there sent our astronauts home, telling them not to return??

eish. what next?
st0nes (April 19, 2010, 12:59:01 PM):
One thing I find interesting is that almost all these conspiracy crazies put up really ugly websites like this one. Perhaps the same part of the brain that serves up rational thought is also responsible for aesthetic sense, so if it is broken you get these crazy ideas propounded on eyeball hemorrhage-inducing websites. Perhaps someone could do a PhD thesis on it (just share your Nobel money 50-50 with me, hey.)
Mefiante (April 19, 2010, 13:19:40 PM):
In that case, for better or worse, Tellinger will agree that the moon landing wasn’t a hoax. Maybe that’s something.

Woo-woo crackpots’ predilection for garish colour combinations and tacky layouts is not limited to their websites. It often carries over into rambling prose littered with impressive-sounding terms, but which prose is ultimately unintelligible. A quick browse of your local bookshop’s New Age section should convince you that books of that genre usually come dressed in loud covers, often deafeningly so. Lilac and pink are prominent for touchy-feely works, while black with gold leaf lettering is common for the stuff aimed right at your wow-buttons.



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