Do you believe all conspiracy theories to be false?

For Ex:- " Landing on the Moon was considered to be false at certain time" but it was false conspiracy . But in Today's times where we have enough resources to do our research and find , What truth is, how can you can you say that 'so-called' conspiracy theories of today are false. Its out there and we have clear evidence backed up with science. Why would you deny truth ?

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  • 9 years ago
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    History has shown that conspiracies can and do happen. However, there is a difference between a genuine theory based on unbiased examination of facts, and wild speculations based on rumor and innuendo.

    I tend to hold any conspiracy theory to the rule of complexity.

    Generally speaking for a given conspiracy, the likelihood of it being true diminishes exponentially with the number of person required to be involved for it to work.

    A conspiracy needs a group of like minded people who are competent enough to do the thing and secretive enough to not let it leak out.

    Few people are machiavellian enough to want to do a conspiracy. Even fewer a competent enough to pull it off. And even fewer still know how to keep their mouths shut.

    Some of the theories floating around out there now require entire armies of cloak and dagger operatives and half of the media and government to be in on it. Not just unlikely, but practically impossible.

  • 9 years ago

    Most of the drivel passed off as conspiracy theories have a fraud or a hoax as the basis. They are created or adapted to make someone money by selling the believers garbage books, DVD, survival supplies, disaster shelters etc or to get the real suckers in to religious cults where the leaders can get all their money out of them. Bart Sibrel's claims that the Moon landings were faked are a classic case, as are the claims of doom in 2012.

    They usually start with something that just might be true, or at least something that is not too far off the planet. Once some of the confidence men have got a following, their stories get wilder and wilder, because they can't help pushing their luck. Thus we have had the wild tales told by Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormons and by Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. Others are smart or controlled enough not to let their fantasies wreck a good scam. Sibrel seems like one of the second type who sticks to one set of lies only and does not gibber about aliens, Illuminati or reptilians.

    The target audience is generally young, not very well informed or educated and not too smart, but employed so they can send a bit of spare cash to the promoters of the fraud. The usual hook is that the "government" or some imagined elite have secret knowledge that they don't want the believers to know about. Since the target audience is not very well informed / educated and not very smart, they tend to resent those who are smarter and better educated anyway.

    Yes, there are conspiracies. They are generally short lived and involve an absolute minimum number of people and if they are real you don't hear anything about them until they either succeed or fail. Sometimes not for years afterward, if at all.

  • 4 years ago

    Your factor is that a few conspiracies truthfully do occur on this international. The time period "conspiracy conception" is in general used approximately a big and incredible conspiracy conception. If I suspect that a few persons are seeking to cheat me at the fee of a auto, good, I would or would now not be correct. I do not suppose such a lot persons could name this a conspiracy conception regardless that.

  • 9 years ago

    People conspire. There's no denying that. Many of the most popular conspiracy theories are not hard to debunk, however, as long as one doesn't have a preconceived conclusion to which they're trying to make the evidence conform.

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  • 9 years ago

    I think there is doubt in the case of the Kennedy assassination .... but as for the other things you listed..

    like claiming the moon landing was false is in my opinion the talk of idiots.

    If anyone denies the truth... it's you!

  • ?
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Some could be true, but most major conspiracy theories are completely shitte. Like how 9/11 was an inside job. Stupid people who know nothing about engineering or just about anything claiming that the government orchestrated the event. I don't even know why people call them theories, they're certainly not.

  • No, a conspiracy theory need not be false-but that certainly doesn't make every wild, half baked yarn true!

  • 9 years ago

    "Conspiracy theory" is terrible nomenclature. It is "conspiracy hypothesis" until there is evidence that is reproducible by independent, unbiased investigators.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    The powers that be have their own conspir acy theories, it is a crime not to accept theirs as gospel, even if they don't hold water.

  • 9 years ago

    hmmn...this question really gets you's 6:56am...i'm not in the mood to be thinking....but i see what you are saying because if we have evidence to back up our is that considered false.......but there are some theories that have some...."suspicion" as to if it really did happen that way in history....

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