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Robert L (신문 남자)  Bell

Yep, they're still out there. Beavering away, patiently, with all the other crackpots: chemtrail fanatics, anti vaxxer loons, homeopaths, all will plague our public discussions for decades to come.

The saddest case, for me personally, has got to be Lynn Margulis. She was my heroine, a demigod of evolutionary biology, but in the end she went full bore troofer. She threw away her credibility on cheaply produced "documentaries" purporting to demonstrate that biological microscopes outperform the junk favored by metallurgists.

Michael Strickland

The 9/11 Truthers are like some group in a Thomas Pynchon novel, where you're not sure if the author is basing them on historical truth or complete invention until you do a little research. In this case, they are real. It's hard to blame them for their paranoia and Search for Truth, though, since the official government story has been poppycock since day one to any intelligent person paying even the slightest attention. Where the historical truth lies is anybody's guess, though, and creating a whole new mythology based on conspiracy theories only muddies the waters further.


It was Lee Harvey Oswald.

Claire M Jordan

The trouble is, it's not as utterly stupid as it sounds. I don't believe for a moment that the Twin Towers were brought down by anything except a combination of terrorism and bad design, but the idea that a government might bomb its own people to whip up political support is sadly not impossible, because the government of Italy once did exactly that, I think in the 1960s. Paranoics then assume without evidence that because it's just barely possible that a thing was faked, that must mean it *was* faked.

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