Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Food for incoming History 2420 students' thought

I doubt that many History of Conspiracy Theory students will be checking this space until the new semester starts, but I thought I would share a couple of conspiracy-related interesting items I have found recently:
  • "The Seven Warning Signs of Bogus Science," a little guide which applies as well to most conspiratorial and "paranormal" thinking as to pseudo-science particularly.
  • "The Golden Suicides," a long, brand-new Vanity Fair article about a (relatively) young New York art scene couple who committed suicide after a spiral into paranoiac dysfunction that seems to have been abetted by their growing attraction to the left-wing, "9/11 Truth Movement" brand of conspiracy theory.
You will hear more about both of these general topics in the early weeks of the course. Enjoy the rest of your break.

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