07 May 2009

Critique of Conspiracy Theory

Actually, it's specifically a debunking exercise against the "Truth" movement, as excerpted in this amusing article from the Times of London. Here's a telling sample discussing the destruction of the Twin Towers:

The conspirators would have had to have sent experts in to rig the two main towers and WTC7 with sufficient explosives to be sure of bringing the first two buildings down some time after the planes had hit them, and WTC7 whenever it was felt expedient to do so. But the explosives had to be sufficiently inert not to be triggered either by the impacts of the planes or by the thousands of gallons of burning aviation fuel, an especially tricky proposition since no precedent existed for the crashing of a large civil airliner into a 1,000ft skyscraper. The planes also had to be guided into the exact locations of the explosives. The towers had to come down because the destruction by terrorists of planes full of passengers and the unknowable number of casualities in the areas of the towers hit by the aircraft might not, in themselves, have been sufficiently provoking to cause the reaction needed by the plotters. On the other hand it was apparently thought OTT to rig the towers in such a way as to have them topple over and possibly destroy half of south Manhattan. A balance had to be struck....

Read on from the link and enjoy the rest.

3 comments:

Crhymethinc said...

Yeah, but on tha intranet i saw this thing, it was on UTUBE an this guy, he was saying about all the conspiracy that's of those guys who's trying to take over the world because they want to own us all, and that guy was sounding pretty serious and he had all these other intranet places that agreed with him, even on that wickedpedia place was saying it in 2012.

Samuel Wilson said...

Is that the same as the online? On account of a friend told me someone was on the online with the proof of the New World Order and how it was true. They interviewed a guy who said it. How you could see it all over if you read how off of his world wide web sight. I knew it all along because of all the stuff happening but this sight gives you the actual facts on how to see it. I knew they were out to get me, but know I can fight back!!!

Crhymethinc said...

But you know those guys - that talk about ufos and aliens - those guys are just crazy. On the online place that tells about the nwo on there they said about aliens but theres no videos on utube that doesn't look fake. I think the nwo guys just made up ufos to make all conspiracy people look crazy to the sheep.