Of course… conspiracies are conspiracies are conspiracies. But most baffling I find conspiracies that are provably wrong with cold hard facts.
Some of the items on the list, although conspiracies, at least have the potential of being true albeit extremely unlikely and therefore needing extremely strong evidence to support their extraordinary claim. Hitler could have faked his own death I suppose, but we all know he didn’t, right?
I find the conspiracies that are just blatantly stupid much more interesting. How do people believe some of these things? Why are we not teaching people to think? Come-on, this stuff really isn’t all that hard…
92 – Atmosphere on the Moon
Because what could make more sense than to think that the dark side of the moon hides lush vegetation and human life? Because, you know… we cannot see that side of the moon. And if we cannot see it, anything could be there. And if anything could be there, it could be purple zebras and unicorns. Therefore, it only makes sense that the government is hiding purple zebras and unicorns from us.
Okay… take a deep breath… (unless you’re on the moon)
We’ve been to the moon.
We’ve roved around.
We know how physics works.
There is no atmosphere there people.
75 – Inside of Earth is Hollow
I like this one. Not only is the headline statement ridiculous to even contemplate…
The detail takes it up another notch; “Some people contend that the earth is really hollow inside and that there are 1400 mile diameter entrances at the north and south poles.” … uh… what?
…someone would have noticed…
…if there were 1400 mile diameter holes in the planet.
39 – Environmentalism
No, really. This one gets better than you might suspect too.
Apparently, for some, disbelieving the negative effects we have on the environment is in itself not going far enough. Apparently, in a clever double-bluff, the government and corporations created “Environmentalism”, only to then try to disprove its need, and simultaneously profiting off selling environmental products to the masses.
I guess it’s a very clever way to make sure you win no matter which side of the argument wins.
8 – Reptilians Rule the World
I heard of David Icke while I was studying in university. I thought someone was making a joke about him. Apparently not.
I have to admit, it’s a compelling story. And one very successfully executed by “V”. But that doesn’t make it true.