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Are some "Conspiracy Theories" true, which ones, and why?

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agsragsr 601 PtsPremium MemberTechnology Community Moderator
There are so many "conspiracy theories" out there. Many are completely bizarre, but yet has active followers and people who are convinced it's true.  Who has Burden of proof? 
Made some actually you believe are true? Which ones and why?
raspjirfsiokmmmm19
  1. Are some "conspiracy theories" true?

    6 votes
    1. Yes
      50.00%
    2. No
      50.00%
  2. Who has burden of proof?

    6 votes
    1. The person believing in the theory
      83.33%
    2. Everyone else
      16.67%
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  • ErfisflatErfisflat 751 Pts
    Definition of conspiracy:
    a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.

    To say that this has never happened is ludicrous. The CIA invented this term to discredit anyone doing research into said conspiracies.
    Pseudoscience: noun; a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method.

    Scientific method: noun; a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.

  • ErfisflatErfisflat 751 Pts
    While I believe BOP should fall on the theorist, once reasonable doubt is secured, it should be shared.
    Pseudoscience: noun; a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method.

    Scientific method: noun; a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.

  • WhyTrumpWhyTrump 164 PtsPremium Member
    Premium Member
    Person believing in a weird consipracy theory should have burden of proof.  Most consipracy theories are just that..theories.
    WhyTrump - a good question
  • ErfisflatErfisflat 751 Pts
    @WhyTrump
    Gravity is a theory.
    Pseudoscience: noun; a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method.

    Scientific method: noun; a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.

  • raspjirfraspjirf 12 Pts
    A conspiracy theory which isn't true is the Earth being flat. This can not be physically possible. Although, I do understand some reasoning behind the conspiracy. Although, it just doesn't make full sense and seems to be false just like many other consipicies.
    Erfisflat
  • ErfisflatErfisflat 751 Pts
    @raspjirf what's physically impossible is curved water. Please explain WHY you think a flat earth is impossible. 
    siokmmmm19
    Pseudoscience: noun; a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method.

    Scientific method: noun; a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.

  • @erisflat , it is possible to she curved water due to gravity.
    Erfisflat
  • What about JFK Assassination?  What about Hilary emails?
  • ErfisflatErfisflat 751 Pts
    @erisflat , it is possible to she curved water due to gravity.
    Have you observed this yourself? What about opposing pressure systems? In the globe earth model a positive pressure system exists adjacent to a negative one. This is impossible without a physical barrier (light bulbs, compressed air) can you explain that to me?
    Pseudoscience: noun; a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method.

    Scientific method: noun; a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.

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