Constantly Wrong: The Case Against Conspiracy Theories

Constantly Wrong: The Case Against Conspiracy Theories

2020, Conspiracy  -   15 Comments
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When asked about the existence of UFOs, Fox Mulder once said, "I Want To Believe". And when it comes to conspiracy theories, many people feel the same way. Conspiracy theories have been around forever. Some of the most common ones of the modern age include aliens from outer space - that they exist and control the planet, the assassination of JFK by some secret cabal of evil, and, more recently, that COVID is not real.

"Constantly Wrong: The Case Against Conspiracy Theories" is a humorous yet insightful film that takes a very deep dive into the realm of conspiracy theories and why people believe them, despite how outlandish and fantastic they are, when they are not the truth - but only far fetched theories, unrealistic, and should not be believed.

Many people confuse the definitions of "conspiracy" and "conspiracy theory" - they are commonly interchanged online, though they have very different meanings. A "conspiracy" is a crime or criminal plot enacted by a group of people. On the other hand, a "conspiracy theory" claims that hidden groups are committing secret crimes or schemes, and this claim is made by amateurs who are not part of that said group. The fun begins when conspiracy theorists explain their claims.

The "secret crimes" that they claim to be real are often fantastical and epic in scope, making reality seem more exciting than it is. When asked to explain their theories, they use abstract or blanket statements without details. In other words, it's fiction.

One example was the assassination of American president John F. Kennedy in 1963. Many believe a shadow organization set up a convoluted and labyrinthine plot in motion, plotting his death for nefarious reasons. In reality, however, there is so much evidence, including 3D modeling and reconstruction of the trajectory of the bullet, that points to Lee Harvey Oswald being the actual so-called lone gunman.

Believers don't realize that not one person or group can account for all the possible scenarios and outcomes when planning a conspiracy of epic proportions. Too many things can happen and go wrong when setting up a supposed evil plan, and it would be akin to setting up the next 50 billion chess moves in your head.

An infinite number of variables would make a grand master plan behind whatever conspiracy theory statistically impossible to happen. And we are not even talking about the plans they needed to lay out to ensure that there will be someone keeping the secret going in 20-30-40-50 years and so on.

People will continue to be susceptible to conspiracy theories because they need to feel safe and secure about their beliefs - including those they know are wrong. They seek clarity and certainty about events they can't control and will hold on to false beliefs, strengthened by living in an echo chamber, despite the facts, science, and a little thing called reality.

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15 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Not Me

    da joos did 9/11

  2. Andy

    This documentary was made by people that agree with Sam Harris when he said "Hunter Biden could have literally had the corpses of children in his basement. I would not have cared". Even when the evil becomes abundantly clear and they can't say it's kooky anymore, they don't care.

  3. Tas

    Gotta love the "Nobody is in charge " remark towards the end .
    I was reading an UN report recently on drug money that said that the profits from drug trafficking are in the hundreds of billions every year. More than that, it said that the money is invested in blue chip shares, politics, from lobbying politicians to corruption of entire political systems.
    The question for me now is do I take serious that UN report and other just like it or this guy who knows it all and who states, as a fact, that Nobody is in charge ?

  4. StillExempt

    Garbage, bet the guys fully jabbed and his chin is covered in monkey pox.

    1. Tas

      It's the typical way of manipulation employed this days . No conspiracy theory has ever been proved right because as soon as there's a shred of evidence he changes the label from "conspiracy theory" to "real conspiracy". So, if proof piles up , it is a real conspiracy that has been proven , not a conspiracy theory . Lame. I wonder if there are many out there who don't see trough that ridiculous veil of smoke.

  5. Razzle Bathbone

    Why have my comments been censored?

    1. suhnoon

      disingenuous in the least. basically a somewhat humorous way to seed confusion about "conspiracy theories".

  6. Razzle Bathbone

    This is a SECOND attempt to post this comment.
    By just reading the synopsis presented here, it is obvious that this "presentation" is nothing more than the usual attempt at the "debunking" of all things "conspiratorial" by "certainist know-it-alls". (Is this film from the Skeptical Inquirer cult?) The very definition and explanation offered ("A "conspiracy" is a crime or criminal plot enacted by a group of people. On the other hand, a "conspiracy theory" claims that hidden groups are committing secret crimes or schemes") is a bumbling attempt at disingenuous intellectual wanking. There is NO DIFFERENCE between the definitions of the two terms, although it is claimed that there is!! To dismiss the strong EVIDENCE and FACTS presented by serious investigators concerning the JFK assassination and the UFO phenomena, out of hand, is not only very telling of an agenda but is also flat out LYING and extremely poor investigating (if ANY was attempted at all)!! Example: The US Navy has openly admitted the existence of unidentified flying machines that defy ALL physics known on this planet and admits that they have been investigating such for many decades (not the only government to be doing so, either)!!!! There have been RECENT congressional briefings by government agencies as to the validity of the EXISTENCE these UFOs!!! I suggest that this film is a waste of time (based on the synopsis given; their best-foot-forward to entice viewers) and is nothing more than the same old shallow insincere debunking clap trap that is always trotted out to tell people that there is"nothing to see here, move along move along" whenever we start questioning the weak official explanations for events that deserve serious investigation and answers. By the way, yes it is a matter of demonstrable historic public record that crimes, criminal plots and secret schemes have been concocted and enacted by clandestine groups of people through out history! Denying that IS THE PUREST OF BUNK!

  7. Razzle Bathbone

    I wrote a comment. Where is my comment? Why is it censored? The irony is blatant. I will attempt to re-post it.

    1. Achems Razor

      Have patience, nothing is being censored. Please check our F.A.Q.

    2. Grown Folk

      Omg woman, nobody censored your comments, they’re all here. And it’s just you rambling that people are deleting them. 🤦🏻‍♂️

  8. Razzle Bathbone

    By just reading the synopsis presented here, it is obvious that this "presentation" is nothing more than the usual attempt at the "debunking" of all things "conspiratorial" by "certainist know-it-alls". (Is this film from the Skeptical Inquirer cult?) The very definition and explanation offered ("A "conspiracy" is a crime or criminal plot enacted by a group of people. On the other hand, a "conspiracy theory" claims that hidden groups are committing secret crimes or schemes") is a bumbling attempt at disingenuous intellectual wanking. There is NO DIFFERENCE between the definitions of the two terms, although it is claimed that there is!! To dismiss the strong EVIDENCE and FACTS presented by serious investigators concerning the JFK assassination and the UFO phenomena, out of hand, is not only very telling of an agenda but is also flat out LYING and extremely poor investigating (if ANY was attempted at all)!! Example: The US Navy has openly admitted the existence of unidentified flying machines that defy ALL physics known on this planet and admits that they have been investigating such for many decades (not the only government to be doing so, either)!!!! There have been RECENT congressional briefings by government agencies as to the validity of the EXISTENCE these UFOs!!! I suggest that this film is a waste of time (based on the synopsis given; their best-foot-forward to entice viewers) and is nothing more than the same old shallow insincere debunking clap trap that is always trotted out to tell people that there is"nothing to see here, move along move along" whenever we start questioning the weak official explanations for events that deserve serious investigation and answers. By the way, yes it is a matter of demonstrable historic public record that crimes, criminal plots and secret schemes have been concocted and enacted by clandestine groups of people through out history! Denying that IS THE PUREST OF BUNK!

    1. Nick

      Oh look both your comments did show up. Maybe if you were less conspiratorial and more patient it would have been clear that it just takes a little while for your comment to appear. You have now written the same thing three times.

  9. Claudius Pereira

    The legacy media including social media and "entertainment " among others ,are the REAL purveyors of Conspiracies and Fake information.
    They hold ABNORMAL power in todays society.

    1. Razzle Bathbone

      Yup. and here is my two cents worth of comment that ironically keeps disappearing!!
      By just reading the synopsis presented here, it is obvious that this "presentation" is nothing more than the usual attempt at the "debunking" of all things "conspiratorial" by "certainist know-it-alls". (Is this film from the Skeptical Inquirer cult?) The very definition and explanation offered ("A "conspiracy" is a crime or criminal plot enacted by a group of people. On the other hand, a "conspiracy theory" claims that hidden groups are committing secret crimes or schemes") is a bumbling attempt at disingenuous intellectual wanking. There is NO DIFFERENCE between the definitions of the two terms, although it is claimed that there is!! To dismiss the strong EVIDENCE and FACTS presented by serious investigators concerning the JFK assassination and the UFO phenomena, out of hand, is not only very telling of an agenda but is also flat out LYING and extremely poor investigating (if ANY was attempted at all)!! Example: The US Navy has openly admitted the existence of unidentified flying machines that defy ALL physics known on this planet and admits that they have been investigating such for many decades (not the only government to be doing so, either)!!!! There have been RECENT congressional briefings by government agencies as to the validity of the EXISTENCE these UFOs!!! I suggest that this film is a waste of time (based on the synopsis given; their best-foot-forward to entice viewers) and is nothing more than the same old shallow insincere debunking clap trap that is always trotted out to tell people that there is"nothing to see here, move along move along" whenever we start questioning the weak official explanations for events that deserve serious investigation and answers. By the way, yes it is a matter of demonstrable historic public record that crimes, criminal plots and secret schemes have been concocted and enacted by clandestine groups of people through out history! Denying that IS THE PUREST OF BUNK!