This Week in Conspiracy (9 Sept 2012)

Apparently, the entire Internet did not appreciate the meaning of last week’s conspiracy-related snark. What I was trying to say was that you should not take conspiracy theories at face value because they are often unreliable. So I’m going to do another week, and I would very much appreciate it if the entire Internet would give me its full attention. Surely that is not too much to ask? Please try to keep up, Internet.

Nope.

Twit of the week:

Alex Jones, who just couldn’t be more of a scam artist:

My gut tells me #Gold is only going up. Call Midas Resources & Ask about the ‘Alex Jones Specials’ 800-fwe-f2w7 — Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones)

As Carl Sagan said in the reading I just assigned my students, “I try not to think with my gut.”

That’s what I have. We’ll have another episode of the Virtual Skeptics live on Wednesday night at 8:00PM Eastern. Keep your eyes here or watch for the #virtualskeptics hashtag.

RJB

3 Responses to This Week in Conspiracy (9 Sept 2012)

  1. AndrewD says:

    Bob The link at the Rational Wiki story is borked-it leads to the Fox story.

  2. Andrew says:

    Appreciate the roundup. First FDR link is missing, it’s a duplicate of the little boy and the birth certificate story.

  3. Bob says:

    Fixed and fixed. Thanks!
    RJB

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