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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: MORE ON “CONSPIRACY THEORIES” FROM THE GUARDIAN – A COLUMNIST’S FEEBLE ARGUMENT DISSECTED   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY CHARLIE BROOKER IN THE GUARDIAN

 

Mr Brooker, this is an entirely silly piece.

First, you cannot use the word “theory” for a notion which is in your own words “unprovable.”

Theories, by definition, are capable of being disproved by data.

Otherwise, they are just notions. Much like the vapid content of dreams themselves.

The rest of this piece goes downhill from there.

It isn’t amusing. It’s dumb.

Where great power is at stake, believe me, conspiracies are a reality.

If you don’t know that, you’ve not read any history.

And if you’ve read no history, why bother are you bothering to write?