I’m always amused when people start talking about astronomy related conspiracy theories because my buddy. My pal. Astronomers are fucking TERRIBLE at keeping secrets.
Like in the two months between the discovery of the colliding neutron stars and the official announcement it was the worst kept secret in the world because there was a gamma-ray burst and then suddenly every telescope in the world was pointing at the same target and what were they looking at??? Not to mention the two separate people who accidentally TWEETED about it! Whoops?
Like there were so many conversations among astronomers basically going *wink wink nudge nudge* “you know the thing?” “yeah the thing!” “amazing right?” By the time the announcement was made it was basically like “ok everyone look surprised now”
And yet conspiracy theorists think that somehow these guys could keep the earth being flat a secret for thousands of years. HOW.
I love how @taylorswift says she gets drunk and enjoys looking at gorgeous faces…hmmm do you mean drunk or love drunk?
“President” Donald Trump says the stories about his administration colluding with Russia are a “hoax,” but the “real Russia story” is a long-debunked story about Hillary Clinton supposedly profiting from America’s sale of uranium to Russia.
Trump was wrapping up his remarks at a press event with the governor of Puerto Rico when he took time to answer one last question – about his tweet earlier Thursday morning attacking Hillary Clinton via a long-debunked right wing conspiracy theory.
“That’s your real Russia story,” the “president” insisted, “not a story where they talk about collusion, and there was none,” Trump said from the Oval Office. (The special counsel has yet to release any findings.)
Dear Mr. Trump, your collusion with the Russians to help win the election for you isn’t a “hoax.”
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me, running through a crowd of people, knocking over children, rushing through traffic, breaking through walls as i scream: bush did 9/11. jet fuel can’t melt steel beams. it was a government cover up. i have proof. here, look at this powerpoint i made over-
Conspiracy theories concerning pop icons have become increasingly popular in recent years. A particularly far-fetched one revolves around Stefani Germanotta before she was the famous singer we all know as Lady Gaga and her friendship with a fellow singer, Lina Morgana. The pair knew bonded through their shared aspiration to become worldwide superstars, with Lina always being one step ahead of Stefani.
A young Lady Gaga worked as a backup dancer for Lina, but tensions began to arise when she was accused of copying Lina’s style. The high platformed shoes, garish wigs and bizarre outfits were all Lina’s original style, according to her producer Rob Fusari and her mother. Jealousy erupted, and the two singers became enemies. At the age of 19, Morgana committed suicide by jumping off a hotel roof in 2008. Some theorists believe she was pushed by a jealous Lady Gaga, although the rumours are purely based on sensationalist gossip.
Dear barely-know you facebook guy who posts conspiracy theories, if the government wanted to dispose of hundreds of thousands of bodies quickly the best way to go would be burning, pit burial and sown with quicklime, or not burying. Not burying in a fuckton of plastic coffin liners.
Not saying the government isn’t up to shady shit, but use some goddamned common sense.
I want to take photos/paint portraits of myself in various old-timey outfits I’ve made, distress them, plant them in antique stores, and see how long it takes for people to find them and start an online conspiracy that I’m immortal
Let’s perform a thought experiment: There is a country with two political parties that disagree on a number of Issues. It doesn’t matter what these Issues are, they’re just plot coupons, and because this is meant to be a simple model we’ll say that to begin with each party is right on exactly 50% of the Issues and whenever a new Issue pops up each party has a 50:50 chance of being right about it. Eventually, the Scientists weighs in on each Issue and resolves it, causing it to be removed from the pool of Issues.
Then one of the political parties rejects science (possibly because they just realized that they’re called the Anti-Science Party while their opponents are called the Pro-Science Party). New Issues still crop up and each party still has a 50:50 chance of being right about them, but something strange is happening on the other end of the pipeline: when Issues are resolved in favor of the ASP, they still go away as they should, but when they’re resolved in favor of the PSP, they stick around.
Every year, more and more of the ASP’s platform consists of things that are objectively wrong, and more and more of the PSP’s platform consists of things that are objectively right. Both sides are equally capable of generating bad and good ideas (because our model is simple), but by definition any Issue the ASP is right and the PSP is wrong on is going to stop being an Issue eventually, and there’s only so long that the ASP can brag about being right about New Math before they start looking pathetic. Issues the PSP is right on and the ASP is wrong on, conversely, are going to stick around forever. I think you can see where this is going.
Decades go by, and eventually it gets to the point where any ASP supporter going to college is going to open a textbook and learn that Science’s official position is that 90% of the ASP’s position’s are wrong and we don’t know about the last 10%. It’s going to look to an ASP supporter like Science is in the PSP’s corner–even though it’s not; this is just what happens when you reject science. Because the people haven’t adapted to their new reality yet and are used to a world where each party is right 50% of the time, they’re able to sell this idea that something’s off about this–the more “biased” in favor of the PSP Science becomes, the more suspicious it appears to ASP supporters and centrists, whose position of assuming each party is right 50% of the time has become increasingly maladaptive as time goes on. And the ASP’s hostility towards Science gets more overt as time goes on.
A political party that rejects science is eventually going to be wrong about everything. Even those issues it was originally right about will stop being issues sooner or later–or worse, the other side can adopt a new position that’s even less wrong than the anti-science side’s current position, thereby usurping their “win”. And it’s not going to be right on 50% of new issues, either–not when its faulty logic is involved in deciding what becomes an issue. Eventually, it gets to the point where its only ever right accidentally, in an “even a broken clock is right twice a day” fashion. It is inevitable.
The Republican Party rejected science in 1980, during the Reagan Revolution. Ever since then, as the model predicts, their defense of their positions has grown ever shriller and ever more dogmatic as they became almost comically wrong about (what was becoming closer and closer to) everything, until the point where they have to posit conspiracy theories to explain why basically all of academia disagrees with them about basically everything.
After some deep contemplation I’ve concluded that happiness is in fact a scam and we’re all being conned
WAKE UP SNEEPLE
THE SNURCH IS ON FIRE
JFK did see evidence that UFOs and aliens exists according to a former pilot. In a documentary the man talked about a conversation that he had with President Kennedy and the two of them were talking about an article in a newspaper that talked about UFOs. The man said that JFK had asked him what he thought about the article and he asked JFK the same question. The man, who did not want to be named,…