Monday, December 28, 2015

Jesse Ventura and Michael Shermer

Only a bit on 9/11, but skeptic Michael Shermer and conspiracy theorist extraordinaire Jesse Ventura have what actually is a relatively amiable conversation.

4 Comments:

At 30 December, 2015 09:12, Blogger snug.bug said...

And why wouldn't it be amiable? Shermer made no silly claims about conspiracism and conspiracists--he even acknowledged that conspiracies happen in the real world. He expressed his opinions about guns and gun control, and he allowed Gov. Ventura to indulge a closing rant alleging that the Afghan war was done for Lithium.

 
At 31 December, 2015 18:25, Blogger Grandmastershek said...

Pretty sure no one has ever denied conspiracies actually happen. Truthers run afoul when they conflate actual conspiracies with conspiracy theories a la Griffin's equivocation fallacy.

 
At 02 January, 2016 07:57, Blogger Ian said...

Lithium? That's a new one. What about the gas pipeline?

If we wanted Lithium, we could, um, just make a trade deal with Bolivia, and create a massively complex, convoluted conspiracy resulting in tens of thousands dead and billions spent.

 
At 03 January, 2016 07:19, OpenID thedevilcorp said...

Good post.

 

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