Category Archives: Conspiracy Theory

The pyramids were made by Martian Freemasons, from Atlantis (which is buried under the Isle of Wight).

Twitter Iran RT chaos

From Twitter in the last few minutes, a chaos of echo’d posts about army moves. Just a few excerpts here by copy/paste, mostly without the all-important timestamps. Without tools to trace reports to their source, to claims about their source from credible intermediaries, or evidence, this isn’t directly useful. Even grassroots journalists needs evidence. I [...]

Problem statement

A Pew Research Center survey released a few days ago found that only half of Americans correctly know that Mr. Obama is a Christian. Meanwhile, 13 percent of registered voters say that he is a Muslim, compared with 12 percent in June and 10 percent in March. More ominously, a rising share — now 16 [...]

Inevitable Nipple Analogy

“A genetic theory of homosexuality.” by William Saletan in yesterday’s Slate suggests an inevitable analogy. The article reports on recent work (pdf) addressing the ‘if homosexuality is genetic, why hasn’t it died out?’ debate, which suggests that the ‘gene for male homosexuality persists because it promotes—and is passed down through—high rates of procreation among gay [...]

Anti-me

I can’t explain how weird this is to read, and only really because my name is obscure enough that I don’t run into other Dan Brickleys very often: Chimes in Dan Brickley, of TLC’s A Makeover Story: “Although Hillary’s made some major fashion faux pas in the past (anyone remember a certain wedding dress?), we [...]

Nokiana: the one about the CIA, Syria, and the N95

Matt Kane resurfaced on Bristol‘s underscore mailing list  with this intriguing snippet, after some travels around the middle-east: ” … discovered N95s (not mine) cannot be taken into Syria”. I asked for the backstory, which goes like this: Quite a palaver. Got the train from Istanbul to Syria (amazing trip!). At the border they didn’t [...]

EMR (Joost UK only)

OK, what happens if I put an URL in the Blog text: box? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0398037/ And how can I tag this to be in my “conspiracy theory” category? http://danbri.org/words/category/world/conspiracy-theory Do blog posting APIs support categories? I hope at least Atom’s does… From Joost : EMR Stuck in a dead-end job and living alone with his cat, [...]

Infallibility

The Pope is widely held to be infallible. This caused a minor schism in the church when, in 1307, he stated “I am not the Pope.” [source: Uncyclopedia]

Conspiracy Theory?

There are two kinds of people in the world, those who believe there are two kinds of people in the world and those who don’t. –Robert Benchley, Benchley’s Law of Distinction From a recent Guardian article, “Police scrutinise extremist Islamist websites“: Among the sites causing concern is Jihadunspun (JUS), a highly professional website which claims [...]