View Full Version : These theories are 'plane stupid'

5th September 2006, 10:35 AM
"If conspiracy theories can take the temperature of society, then it seems we’re all afflicted with anxiety sickness, flaring to paranoia in sections."

A very sensible article on Spiked!

5th September 2006, 10:41 AM
Nice article, pretty much sums it up perfectly.

5th September 2006, 10:45 AM
Wow. What's the sound of Killtown being <rule8>?

chipmunk stew
5th September 2006, 11:01 AM
Nice. Lays into Killtown pretty good. Finishes off with the well-worn Sagan quip: "If your mind is too open, your brains fall out."

I'll add this to the editorial sticky.

5th September 2006, 11:18 AM
Excellent article. Very well written, and hits the nail on the head. Great find.


5th September 2006, 11:22 AM
Excellent article. Very well written, and hits the nail on the head. Great find.


Keep an eye on Spiked! they normally have sensible stuff that looks at the minority view.
Their editorial policy:
spiked is an independent online phenomenon dedicated to raising the horizons of humanity by waging a culture war of words against misanthropy, priggishness, prejudice, luddism, illiberalism and irrationalism in all their ancient and modern forms. spiked is endorsed by free-thinkers such as John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx, and hated by the narrow-minded such as Torquemada and Stalin. Or it would be, if they were lucky enough to be around to read it.

from their FAQ:
spiked is an online publication with the modest ambition of making history as well as reporting it. spiked stands for liberty, enlightenment, experimentation and excellence. Its priorities are content, content and content. (Although the design is not bad either.)

5th September 2006, 11:46 AM
I have sent them off a positive response to the article. No doubt it will be one of the few, nudged in between a battering ram of whines and rants from the CT Nutters.