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Conspiracy Theory & Conspiracism – TIP Sheet

Conspiracy Theory & Conspiracism – TIP Sheet

Source: Butte College You say you believe the government is hiding something at Area 51–captured alien spacecraft, perhaps? The conjectures and rumors surrounding Area 51 comprise a revered conspiracy theory (many theories, actually). Do you believe the aliens among us are the hidden driving force in human history? That top world leaders (and they aren’t who most people think they are!) are cooperating for personal gain with the alien “reptile overlords” to bring about the enslavement of our species? You might be a conspiracist. You might buy into one or more conspiracy theories without being an all-out conspiracist. Conspiracism is a world view that sees history as driven primarily by interwoven webs of secret conspiracies. Conspiracy theories are leaner, more restrained, more limited in scope than conspiracism. A conspiracy theory alleges that a secret conspiracy involving hidden actors is behind particular historical events. Its explanation for events usually runs counter to the official or mainstream account, which is itself seen as an elaborate fabrication. Test your favorite conspiracy against the following components typical of conspiracism and conspiracy theories:THEY (the conspirators) are a relatively small group, but powerful and corrupt. They are evil, or at least selfish, acting in their own interest and against the public interest. They have great foresight, patience, and deviousness. Nevertheless, they are not all-powerful or even that smart, really, since WE have figured them out. WE are a small, dedicated group of freedom fighters and freethinkers. We are soldiers, rebels in the fight for good against evil. YOU are clueless. Why can’t you see what’s going on here? (Conspiracy theorists place most people in this group.) THEY have hidden or destroyed all the evidence that would implicate them and have manufactured false evidence that exculpates them. YOU are close-minded. In fact, you are probably one of THEM.The comfort of conspiracy theory is that it provides a well-defined enemy and a sense of control (or at least structure) in the face of upheaval and disempowerment; the tendency to perceive conspiracy is more common in groups experiencing social isolation or political marginalization. The freedom fighters of conspiracy theory need not see themselves as being at the mercy of irresistible, inexplicable, or random natural or social forces, but as soldiers in a just cause. Many, if not most, conspiracy theories probably result from the human tendency to look for pattern in chaos-even if there isn’t any. Conspiracy theories and conspiracism share three problems:Unfalsifiability Fallacy NaiveteUnfalsifiability The main problem with any particular conspiracy theory is not that it’s wrong, but that it’s inarguable; not that it’s false, but that it is unfalsifiable. Because it is unfalsifiable, a conspiracy theory is not provable or disprovable. Continue Reading @ Butte College – – –Like this: Like Loading…RelatedPosted in: Aliens, Area 51, Conspiracy, Government, Roswell, UFO | Tagged: Aliens, Area 51, Butte College, Conspiracism, conspiracist, conspiracy theories, conspiracy theorists, conspiracy theory, conspirators, governmentSource link
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Alzheimer’s and the Brain

Alzheimer’s and the Brain

Not conspiratorial, but still fascinating stuff from VSauce (Michael Stevens)Like this: Like Loading…RelatedPosted in: Brain Works, Educational, Geeky Stuff, Health, Medical, Science | Tagged: Aeschylus, Alzheimer’s, Alzheimer’s disease, amyloid precursor protein, APP, Brain, Cerebrospinal fluid, cognitive skills, cortex, cranial cavity, dementia, inner space, memory, microtubules, neurons, outer space, tangles, temporal lobes, Wisdom, youtubeSource link
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Sky Trumpets

Sky Trumpets

From all over the world come reports of strange trumpet-like blasts from the sky. by Brian Dunning via skeptoidRead transcript below or listen here From all around the world come reports of strange blasts of sound from the heavens. Some rumble like distant explosions or thunder, some blare like amplified tubas, some shimmer like reverberating wind chimes. YouTube has a full measure of videos taken from iPhones searching the sky while Sky Trumpets blast their portentous refrains. Commenters warn of the End of Days, or of aliens vainly trumpeting their misunderstood greetings, or of Mother Earth releasing great energies. But whatever the theory, the recordings of Sky Trumpets are sure to send a shiver up your vibrating spine. Must they all be either supernatural or hoaxes, or might science be able to sweep away the mystery? Of course, the first thing we have to do is listen to some samples. While these play, keep in mind how easy it is to fake videos such as these today. Sounds can be taken from the Internet from any source, and it requires no more than journeyman computer skills to add a sound to a video and apply any manner of reverb or background noise to it. But regardless of their origin, these are the types of sounds that characterize the Sky Trumpets phenomenon; so if there is something to explain, this is what they sound like. Here’s one from Beijing, China: https://illuminutti.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/skytrumpets-beijing.mp3 And here’s one from Indonesia:https://illuminutti.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/skytrumpets-indonesia.mp3 And from Saskatchewan:https://illuminutti.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/skytrumpets-saskatchewan.mp3 And from Oklahoma:https://illuminutti.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/skytrumpets-oklahoma.mp3 So far, all of these Sky Trumpet recordings were posted to the Internet after 2011. Here is what amateur researchers have determined is the earliest of these videos and certainly the most popular with over 4 million views, and it was uploaded to YouTube in August of 2011, from Kiev in Ukraine, by someone calling herself “Russian Kristina”:https://illuminutti.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/skytrumpets-kiev.mp3 Since this video went live, there have been any number of copycat hoax videos posted using the exact same audio file; including one that got a bit of press, by a girl who did the whole thing in five minutes to show her friends how easy it was to make a hoax Sky Trumpets video. But hoaxes aside, it’s a virtual certainty that at least some of these videos are genuine, and represent real sounds heard by real people who recorded them and posted them online in good faith. Given that, is it then proven that Sky Trumpets are a real — and unknown to science — phenomenon? Continue Reading @ skeptoid – – –Like this: Like Loading…RelatedSource link
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Senator Whitehouse goes Full Conspiracy Theory on “Climate Denial”

Senator Whitehouse goes Full Conspiracy Theory on “Climate Denial”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Senator Whitehouse has unveiled his “web of denial”, a vast conspiracy theory about why his side is losing the climate debate.US senators detail a climate science ‘web of denial’ but the impacts go well beyond their borders By the middle of this week, about 20 Democratic senators in the US will have stood up before their Congress to talk about the fossil fuelled machinery of climate science denial. The senators are naming the fossil fuel funders, describing the machinery and calling out the characters that make up a “web of denial”. “The web is so big, because it has so much to protect,” said the Rhode Island senator Sheldon Whitehouse, who bookended the first evening of speeches. The Senate heard how fossil fuel companies such as ExxonMobil, Peabody Energy and the billionaire oil brothers Charles and David Koch had funnelled millions into groups that…Source link
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These Are The Most Out-There Conspiracy Theories We’ve Ever Heard

These Are The Most Out-There Conspiracy Theories We’ve Ever Heard

One Week on a Cruise for Conspiracy TheoristsBy the time intergalactic warfare historian Laura Eisenhower told me that she was secretly recruited to go to Mars, I was way past the point of being surprised. I’d simply heard so much of this kind of talk over the past few days that it seemed totally normal. It was day five of the week-long Conspira Sea Cruise, a gathering of conspiracy theorists (for lack of a better umbrella term) and 80 or so curious followers. We had all boarded a massive cruise ship to listen to the speakers’ musings and philosophies on a range of topics — ancient intergalactic warfare, crop circles, magical vibrations, chemtrails, the government’s control of the weather, alien politicians, and wishing boxes — your normal vacation chatter. And all of this was more or less unbeknownst to the other 2,900 cruise passengers who were oiled up, buffet-ready, and vacationing all around us. For my part, I was there to host and produce a video on the seminar and its characters, and thus, I had been inundated with far-out tales since the moment I stepped onboard the massive, 18-deck ship, which was, at the time that Laura and I eventually sat down by the adults-only hot tub, hurling its way, well-announced by Motown music and exhaust smoke, towards Cabo San Lucas. It was too late, also, to have the kind of out-of-body, how-the-hell-did-I-get-here moments you might think I’d be having. (That moment had come the night before, at the cruise’s Love Boat-themed disco, where I found myself doing the Hustle, as instructed by motivational dancers, alongside the self-proclaimed leading expert on Area 51.) Instead, what happened when Laura told me that she had been contacted to go to Mars was that I nodded my head, squinted into the sun, smiled, and leaned back on my sun-deck chair, not significantly more taken by the notion of her potential inter-stellar venture than I was by, say, the whereabouts of that evening’s bingo game. I wanted to know what Laura knew, to understand what she experienced, but I didn’t want to tiptoe further into the complicated attic of her memory by asking skeptical or damning questions, for fear of putting her too pointedly on the spot. What I came to find out was that she was targeted to “travel off-planet” by a man she dated. That she did not, in fact, fulfill the request to go to Mars because it felt like a dark journey with untrustworthy people. Conspiracy theorists have a reputation for being angry and relentless  .   .  . Continue Reading @ refinery29 – – –Like this: Like Loading…RelatedSource link
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inFact: Homeopathy

inFact: Homeopathy

Many people believe homeopathy is a natural, herbal supplement like any other. But is it? Via inFact -YouTubeClick here for more information including full transcript and References.Like this: Like Loading…RelatedPosted in: Alternative Medicine, Debunk, Educational, Fraud, Health, Homeopathy, Medical, Pseudoscientific, Quackery, Science | Tagged: Brian Dunning, herbal, Homeopathic, Homeopathic dilutions, homeopathic medicine, homeopathic products, homeopathic remedies, homeopathy, inFact, naturalSource link
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How Earth Moves

How Earth Moves

VSauce (Michael Stevens) blows our minds . . . again.Like this: Like Loading…RelatedPosted in: Astrology, Educational, Fun Stuff, Geeky Stuff, History, Science | Tagged: Earth, gregorian calendar, Julian Calendar, lahaina noon, latitude, leap day, local apparent solar noon, meridians, Michael Stevens, sidereal day, solar, solar day, solar year, subsolar point, Sun, sundial time, sunrise, sunset, Time, time zones, tropical year, Vsauce, youtubeSource link
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Global temperatures are heading downward, and fast

Global temperatures are heading downward, and fast

It’s no surprise to us that the “monster” El Niño of 2015/2016 created a very large global temperature spike, after all, that’s what the natural process that creates the phenomenon results in due to the Pacific ocean near the Equator not being able to dissipate heat to space as effectively as it usually does. NOAA says that “ENSO is one of the most important climate phenomena on Earth due to its ability to change the global atmospheric circulation, which in turn, influences temperature and precipitation across the globe. ” But, as they say, “what goes up, must come down”. NOAA has this to say about the current state: After dominating the tropical Pacific for more than a year, El Niño ended in May 2016. Near- or below-average temperatures existed in 3 out of 4 ENSO monitoring regions of the tropical Pacific. And for the first time in 2016, wind and…Source link
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Berenstein or Berenstain? The Mandela Effect

Berenstein or Berenstain? The Mandela Effect

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How Much Do Targeted Online Ads Know About You?

How Much Do Targeted Online Ads Know About You?

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Is Earth Actually Flat?

Is Earth Actually Flat?

By Vsauce via YouTube The earth is not flat, it is round, otherwise travelers would be falling off the edge. Right? Wrong!Like this: Like Loading…RelatedPosted in: Educational, Flat Earth, Fun Stuff, Geeky Stuff, Physics, Science | Tagged: Earth, Flat Earth, gravity, Physics, Vsauce, youtubeSource link
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Flat Earth Debunk Visualization – YouTube

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World of Batshit – #7: Gravity

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The New Flat Earthers

The New Flat Earthers

By Brian Dunning via skeptoidListen here, read transcript below Today we’re going to follow up on an older Skeptoid episode from a few years ago, the Flat Earth Theory. In that episode we looked at the history of belief in a flat Earth, which was mainly driven by 19th and 20th century Christian fundamentalism driving clumsy efforts to prove the literal truth of the Bible. That era ended when the last of the well known proponents, an elderly couple who called themselves the Covenant People’s Church, died after their house burned down in 1996, taking with it the archives of their International Flat Earth Research Society of America. And where their story ended, today’s story begins, with a new, reinvented version of the Flat Earth theory. The Biblical literalists have moved from the center of Flat Earth belief to its fringe, and their place has been taken by believers in conspiracy theories and alternate science. 21st century Flat Earthers are less likely to recite Bible verses and more likely to oppose vaccination, to charge that 9/11 was an inside job, and to claim the government is drugging the population with chemtrails sprayed from airliners. Flat Earthing is now entwined with perpetual motion machines, with a belief that Nikola Tesla held the secrets to free energy now suppressed by the global elite, cold fusion and zero point energy, and declare that it’s all part of the grandest coverup of all: that the Earth is actually a flat disk and not a globe. An excellent resource for tracking the popularity of ideas is Google Trends, which tells us that Internet searches for the term “Flat Earth” began a sharp increase at the beginning of 2015. The popularity of this search term is still rising, and is presently at its greatest over the course of Google’s entire tracking history. This is with the exception of January 2016 which saw a tremendous spike. By then a pair of fringy C-list celebrities had been trumpeting the Flat Earth and declaring their rejection of the Earth as a sphere loudly and proudly, though it’s never been clear whether they actually believed this or were just bucking for attention. One of these was a rapper named B.o.B, who had been among the most vocal; and to the delight of the Internet, astronomer and beloved science personality Neil deGrasse Tyson began correcting him over Twitter. Within a short time it developed into a rap battle, with Tyson’s nephew providing the rhythm. The other was celebrated salacious person Tila Tequila, for whose Twitter feed the Flat Earth tweets constituted the most intelligent and weighty content. If the new Flat Earthers were limited to these two “celebrities” and the handful of remaining Christian Flat Earth fundamentalists, that would be one thing. But they are not. Google Trends proves that B.o.B and Tila Tequila were only riding a wave that had been building for the better part of a year. Where was it building? YouTube provides another indicator. Search YouTube for “Flat Earth” and you’ll find countless videos, mainly amateurish explainers full of gross misunderstandings and misinformation, yet many with tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of views. Most of these were posted throughout 2015 and 2016. What triggered the sudden renewal of interest? Continue Reading @ skeptoid – – –Like this: Like Loading…RelatedSource link
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