Tag Archives: Conspiracy theory

Tinfoil Hat Tuesday

Our regular readers have probably noticed by now that we’ve initiated a series of regular features. Some of these will persist, while some will not. It’s survival of the fittest. The latest mutation is today’s feature: Tinfoil Hat Tuesday. That’s … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theory Detector

Michael Shermer over at Scientific American Blogs has just posted an entry called “The Conspiracy Theory Detector” where he offers a heuristic for testing a conspiracy theory: bullshit or not? We here at 538 Refugees are fascinated by conspiracy theories, … Continue reading

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The Truth Is Out There

A couple of us here at 538 Refugees share a fascination for political conspiracy theories. This particular form of political currency has been around as long as politics. There were all kinds of conspiracy theories about the deaths of Julius … Continue reading

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