Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Facts can't win.

If this guy is right, and facts can't win over conspiratorial thinking, we're all pretty much fucked in the ear.

Why facts won’t demolish the conspiracy theories | spiked
Sometimes it appears as if Western societies have regressed, adopting a medieval attitude towards calamitous acts. Back in the Dark Ages, people regarded accidents, disasters and other acts of misfortune as the work of hidden forces. Accidents did not happen, apparently – they were intentionally caused, either by divine or malevolent forces. Misdeeds were often said to have been caused by people who had been manipulated by ‘evil forces’.

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