Balanced Approach To Conspiracy

There are two sorts of error people make when considering a conspiracy theory:

  1. Blind credulity of all evidence supporting the theory without checking up to see if it is indeed true. Automatically interpreting all arguments to dismiss the conspiracy theory as further evidence of coverup.
  2. Refusing to even consider the possibility a conspiracy theory could be true — dismissing it purely because it is a conspiracy theory, ignoring the fact that all major crimes by necessity have to be conspiracies. Blind acceptance of whatever an official source says, even when it is obviously untrue or inconsistent.
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)