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Dave W.
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Posted - 05/16/2007 :  20:18:26  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Poll Question:
Which conspiracy theory is the stupidest?

Choices:
9/11 building collapses required pre-planted explosives
Global warming is a politically-motivated hoax
Big Pharma intends to keep you sick for bigger profits
The Apollo Moon missions were hoaxed
Shape-shifting lizards are taking over world governments
Extraterrestrial visitations are being covered up
A Darwinist cabal keeps ID research out of reputable science journals
Other (please explain)

(Anonymous Vote)

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JohnOAS
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Australia
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Posted - 05/16/2007 :  20:25:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit JohnOAS's Homepage Send JohnOAS a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The poll is flawed. Obviously, they're all true, the question is what is the proper authoritative hierarchy?

Personally, I don't think shape shifting lizards are going to take shit from E.T. so they're probably on top. Of course, the illuminati could be lizards. Damn, I need to really think this through...

Edited coz my inability to type proper in chat today seems to have carried over to regular posting too.

John's just this guy, you know.
Edited by - JohnOAS on 05/16/2007 22:54:06
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filthy
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Posted - 05/16/2007 :  20:45:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Agreein' with John. All of the above are are the bestest stupid.

I'm gonna vote "Other," but not yet. Maybe tomorrow. It's never wise to rush into these things.


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"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


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H. Humbert
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Posted - 05/16/2007 :  20:52:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was just about ready to vote the moon hoaxers as the dumbest of mainstream conspiracy theorists, but those who buy into shape-shifting aliens are really in a league of their own.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

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Vegeta
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United Kingdom
238 Posts

Posted - 05/16/2007 :  21:38:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Vegeta a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I got to admit, I really enjoy the whole lizard thing.

What are you looking at? Haven't you ever seen a pink shirt before?

"I was asked if I would do a similar sketch but focusing on the shortcomings of Islam rather than Christianity. I said, 'No, no I wouldn't. I may be an atheist but I'm not stupid.'" - Steward Lee
Edited by - Vegeta on 05/16/2007 21:38:28
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Dude
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Posted - 05/16/2007 :  23:56:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I voted 9/11 CT nutbags as the stupidest.

Because the lizard people, ya just look at them, and you say "WTF are you smoking?", laugh and walk away. They are so obviously delusional that you almost have to pity them.

But the 9/11 crowd, they are where all the JFK, black helicopter, hardcore lunatics went. They get one crazy, discredited, fraudulent, morally and ethically bankrupt professor who writes a paper so far outside his realm of expertise his own school fires him... and they are convinced. So convinced that they will tell deliberate lies, repeat things they know are debunked, deliberately exclude data that contradicts their false assertions.

Yeah, the lizard people are crazy... but the 9/11 crowd are willfully ignorant. That, I think, trumps crazy in the competition for stupid.


Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

"god :: the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument." - G. Carlin

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The handmaiden of desperation; the opiate of despair; the illegible signpost on the road to perdition. ~~ da filth
Edited by - Dude on 05/16/2007 23:56:57
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filthy
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Posted - 05/17/2007 :  08:01:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ok! I've decided... The stupidest conspiracy has to be the Total Truth Takeover, because the theory behind it was downright pathetic.




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 05/17/2007 :  09:48:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What, no Cubic Earth?
Update: Pardon. It's Time Cube, not Cubic Earth. Wikipedia is awesome.

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown
Edited by - Siberia on 05/17/2007 09:52:58
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JEROME DA GNOME
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Posted - 05/17/2007 :  21:11:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send JEROME DA GNOME a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What about the flat earth.

Have you ever been to space to see for yourself?

Pictures can be faked.


What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way. - Bertrand Russell
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HalfMooner
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Posted - 05/18/2007 :  06:22:04   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dude

I voted 9/11 CT nutbags as the stupidest.

Because the lizard people, ya just look at them, and you say "WTF are you smoking?", laugh and walk away. They are so obviously delusional that you almost have to pity them.

But the 9/11 crowd, they are where all the JFK, black helicopter, hardcore lunatics went. They get one crazy, discredited, fraudulent, morally and ethically bankrupt professor who writes a paper so far outside his realm of expertise his own school fires him... and they are convinced. So convinced that they will tell deliberate lies, repeat things they know are debunked, deliberately exclude data that contradicts their false assertions.

Yeah, the lizard people are crazy... but the 9/11 crowd are willfully ignorant. That, I think, trumps crazy in the competition for stupid.


Yeah, the lizard people are nuts, but the Reptiloids themselves are some of the sanest, wisest dudes you'll ever meet. They really got their s--t together, those guys.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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ktesibios
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Posted - 05/18/2007 :  09:47:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send ktesibios a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You forgot chemtrails. And Planet X.

Or maybe you didn't forget. Maybe this is part of a vast conspiracy to prevent some of the prize pseudoscientific paranoia of our time from having a fair chance at proper recognition of the beauty of its dumbnitude.

Next thing we know, we'll find out Diebold wrote the polling parts of the forum software.

It's a plot, I tells ya.

"The Republican agenda is to turn the United States into a third-world shithole." -P.Z.Myers
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filthy
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Posted - 05/18/2007 :  09:49:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote


Originally posted by JEROME DA GNOME

What about the flat earth.

Have you ever been to space to see for yourself?

Pictures can be faked.


Erm..., didn't Ferdinand Magellan put paid to that nonsense some centuries before orbital photography came into vogue?






"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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Dave W.
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Posted - 05/18/2007 :  10:36:16   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by filthy

Erm..., didn't Ferdinand Magellan put paid to that nonsense some centuries before orbital photography came into vogue?
Nah, Eratosthenes figured it out 1,600 years before Ferdinand was even born.

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filthy
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Posted - 05/18/2007 :  12:27:52   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Originally posted by filthy

Erm..., didn't Ferdinand Magellan put paid to that nonsense some centuries before orbital photography came into vogue?
Nah, Eratosthenes figured it out 1,600 years before Ferdinand was even born.
Yes, yes of course. Can't argue with the math..... But ol' Ferdy nailed it down to the satisfaction of even the illiterate -- with the exceptions of those so illiterate that they are actually infectious. The heirs of these last thrive today at such exotic locals as AiG, ICR, and at something called, for no reason that anyone can discern, The Discovery Institute.




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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furshur
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USA
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Posted - 05/29/2007 :  07:06:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send furshur a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I voted the moon hoax but on reflection I think crop circles may be the dumbest hoax. I didn't vote for the shape shifting lizards because I don't beleive that anyone actually beleieve's that. Anyone who really believes something that weird is mentally ill and doesn't count.


If I knew then what I know now then I would know more now than I know.
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