Which of these are fraudulent conspiracy theories?

Discussion in 'Conspiracy Theories' started by JimBowie1958, Oct 20, 2011.

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Which of the following are fraudulent/erroneous conspiracy theories?

Poll closed Oct 30, 2011.
  1. 9-11 attack was done by federal government

    14 vote(s)
    87.5%
  2. Moon landing was fake

    13 vote(s)
    81.3%
  3. Republicans blew up dyke to flood New Orleans

    15 vote(s)
    93.8%
  4. DOD built interstates so they could more easily suppress revolts

    11 vote(s)
    68.8%
  5. Communists were conspiring to take over US

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  6. the Mafia

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  7. Vast rightwing conspiracy to frame Clinton as adulterer

    7 vote(s)
    43.8%
  8. JFK assassination

    5 vote(s)
    31.3%
  9. Iranians are plotting to destroy Isreal

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  10. Midnight flight of Baltimor Colts to Indianapolis

    5 vote(s)
    31.3%
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  1. JimBowie1958
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    Simple poll;

    Which of the following conspiracy theories are erroneous or fraudulent?
     
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    The term 'fraudulent conspiracy theory' is usually an oxymoron.

    Some times it is redundent.
     
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    By it's very nature a theory can never be fraudulent. It's just a theory.
     
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    It could be fraudulent if the person proposing the theory has undisclosed information that the theory is false.
     
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    So would you say the ide athat the Mafia conspires is absurd? There was a time mention of the Mafia was dismissed with scorn as many do today regarding the Bilderbergs.

    I think conspiracy exists far more than you care to consider.
     
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    So conspiracies are not theoretical? Now I am getting all confused.
     
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    We could go round and round with this thread. "Undisclosed information" is what is and and the theory is not false until the information is disclosed and proved. A theory by it's nature can never be fraudulent while it is still a theory. If the theory has been proven right it becomes fact. If it has been proven wrong it is no longer a theory.
     
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    Bayes' theorem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    lolol

    All a conspiracy is is a group of people who network for a common cause, but that cause is illegal or illicit. Jacees, Elks, Boy Scouts, typical college frats, etc are networks for a cause. Columbian drug cartels, foreign intelligence networks, networks of smugglers safehouses/tunnels/forgers, etc are conspiracies.

    Our courts prove criminal conspiracies all the time, so no, not all of them are merely theoretical.

    That help you much?
     
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    Which dyke did they blow up? Jeannie Garafolo? Bela Abzug? Molly Yard?
     

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