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why flat earth is the ultimate conspiracy theory
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why flat earth is the ultimate conspiracy theory

Any skeptic diving into flat earth literature, or attending their conventions, walked away with the same conclusions. The idea isn’t about proving that our planet is flat, it’s a rebellion against modernity by those who fear it.

when a conspiracy theorist runs away from his favorite conspiracy
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when a conspiracy theorist runs away from his favorite conspiracy

Now, when there are actual consequences for advancing the Pizzagate conspiracy, Alex Jones is running away from it.

was the cia punking the world with psychic flights to the martian past?
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was the cia punking the world with psychic flights to the martian past?

Could Project Stargate have been an elaborate ruse to rattle the nerves of superstitious world leaders?

no, seriously, all planets are round
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no, seriously, all planets are round

Flat Earthers don't seem to realize that their theory violates basic laws of physics.

in search of the frozen menace at the bottom of the world
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in search of the frozen menace at the bottom of the world

Conspiracy theories are still looking for frozen Nazis in a fabled underground base.

to hack, or not to hack, or when you have the means but not the motive
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to hack, or not to hack, or when you have the means but not the motive

WikiLeaks and pro-Kremlin trolls are charging the CIA with hacking the DNC to rig the election for Trump so they can... keep Trump from winning?

great battles of crank magnetism: flat earth vs. pizzagate
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great battles of crank magnetism: flat earth vs. pizzagate

Pizzagaters and Flat Earthers were bound to share adherents by the rules of crank magnetism. That doesn't mean they're happy about it.

ok, maybe we should laugh a little less at david icke’s alien lizards…
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ok, maybe we should laugh a little less at david icke’s alien lizards…

Skeptical blogger Marlon Solomon lays out a persuasive case that we missed a toxic neo-Nazi ideology hiding under Icke's veneer of immortal alien reptilians.

who fact checks the fact checkers?
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who fact checks the fact checkers?

The Daily Mail, an infamously fact-averse tabloid, decided to fire a preemptive shot against Snopes by smearing its founders and screaming bias.

does tough love really subdue real world conspiracy theories?
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does tough love really subdue real world conspiracy theories?

A new experiment shows that ridicule as almost as effective as debunking when it comes to dissuading people from falling for conspiracy theories.

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