The Folly in Theorising Conspiracies

Alexander S. Peak

4 August 2005

It seems these days that people are quick to create wacky conspiracy theories.  Unfortunately for them, this usually undermines any argument they may be making.

I’ve been privy to all forms of accounts regarding what “actually” occurred on September 11th, 2001.  Many seem to believe that the U.S. government was implicitly involved.

Conspiracy theories have been around for a long time.  Theories involving the Freemasons, the Jews, the Illuminati, the Vatican, the New World Order, &c.  But these cockamamie stories tend to serve no other purpose than to inspire bouts of laughter.  Please, spare me from your wild theories.

Is it possible that these theories are correct?  Of course anything is possible, but that’s quite beside the point.  For all we know, there may be intelligent life living near the core of Titan.

The point is this: whenever there’s a conspiracy theory, it seems to miss the point.  Whether the September 11th attacks were perpetuated by bin Laden’s cohorts, or by the U.S. government, or by a gang of Mexican jumping beans, the fact is that it doesn’t justify the invasion of Iraq.  And that’s the point.

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