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« Reply #15 on: 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.

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« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2009, 21:16:23 PM »

rule 4 pwns!
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« Reply #17 on: 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?
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« Reply #18 on: 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.)
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« Reply #19 on: 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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« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2010, 15:22:39 PM »

One of my favourite "conspiracies".

It angers me so much that people believe the moon landings were faked. Any mention or hint of it iritates me. I have been involved in plenty of debates on this topic.

I am very passionate about the achievments of NASA and when someone claims it was all faked, is an insult to the human race as a whole. Not to mention science, engineering and well everything really.

Last year on the 40th anniversary of the landings, Sasha Martinego and DJ Fresh from 5fm mentioned that they felt it was all a fake. I sent a letter to the BCCSA complaining that they were insulting and preaching bad science. I said that because of their public status, young impressionable people can easily belive them and this could be detrimental to their education.

Obviously I was over reacting, but it was a principle by which I stand and I had to make some noise.
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« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2010, 16:43:33 PM »

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I sent a letter to the BCCSA complaining that they were insulting and preaching bad science.

Did you get a replay and what was done by the BCCSA? I believe this is all BS that they actually do anything.
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« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2010, 18:44:19 PM »

… really ugly websites like this one.
I think my browser’s too embarrassed to show the site’s content.  I keep getting an HTTP 404 (page not found) error.  Or maybe it’s having a close encounter of the third kind with some Greys, specifically involving a programme of testing and prodding and probing… Roll Eyes



Obviously I was over reacting, but it was a principle by which I stand and I had to make some noise.
Good.  If more people made a fuss as and when needed, there’d surely be less of this kind of hooey.

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« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2010, 09:38:46 AM »

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I sent a letter to the BCCSA complaining that they were insulting and preaching bad science.

Did you get a replay and what was done by the BCCSA? I believe this is all BS that they actually do anything.

Yes I did. They asked for times and dates etc. They said they would investigate and get back to me. They never did. They probably thought it was frivolous.
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