Thursday, February 09, 2006


Mythology and Conspiracy

I admire conspiracy theorists for their creativity and cleverness in piecing together stories and rumors to come up with sound theory and rationale to explain just about anything. In fact, you could just pull up right now and type in phrases like “holocaust myth” and “9/11 conspiracy” and “fake moon landing” and come up with a veritable bevy of controversies and theories.

But why is that? Do people just have too much time on their hands? Or is it simply that the marginal benefit of the labor as a theorist outweighs its marginal cost. Who knows for sure?

Now, the remaining question is how someone can take those theories and truly hold those opinions. There is a definite break in logic that separate conspiratorial theories and reality (historical accounts).

So why are there so many people that accept these seemingly false exaggerations of reality as fact? People like Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and former N.C. Wesleyan College professor Jane Christensen.

Here is a little more information on each: Jane and Mahmoud.

Here is a parody of each: Jane, Jane, and Mahmoud.

I don't admire conspiracy theorists. I do admire people who think seriously about conspiracy theories:
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