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There are probably more then a dozen or so conspiracy theories involving the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, and I admit, I think every one of those theories are ridiculous and false. But, there is one conspiracy theory that is so ridiculous that most 9/11 conspiracy theorists don’t talk about.
This is the theory that no planes hit the World Trade Center towers.
It is considered the craziest of all the 9/11 conspiracy theories, and talk about it has been banned from many conspiracy theorist websites. Some people who advocate these theories are even accused of being dis-information agent, and have even been threaten with violence.
There are actually two different versions this theory.
The first one is that what we all saw on TV were not planes, but computer generated images, and that every video that showed the planes hitting the towers are fakes.
Besides the fact that this claim sounds insane, it would also have to mean that every eye witness to the attack, including people who were standing in the street, and people who were actually in the buildings themselves and watched the planes hit, are lying…
Keep Reading: The Soap Box: Embarrassing Conspiracy Theories: No Planes hit the World Trade Center.
I’ve wondered why do people still believe in certain conspiracy theories, even after they have been totally debunked, or proven to be logically improbable.
From my observations of conspiracy theorists, I believe that there are five main reasons why some people still believe in conspiracy theories, even after they have been debunked.
Here are those five reasons:
Keep Reading: The Soap Box: 5 Reasons why People keep Believing in Debunked Conspiracy Theories.
One of the 9/11 conspiracy theories that some people believe, is that the Pentagon was hit by a missile, and not a Boeing 757.
Most people who do believe this, believe a missile must have hit, because they believe that with not much piloting training, a person could not actually fly a jumbo jet into the side of a building that’s only a few stories high, and that the damage to the building doesn’t appear to them as the type of damage that jumbo jet would do.
Keep Reading: The Soap Box: Embarrassing Conspiracy Theories: The Pentagon was hit with a Missile on 9/11.
Conspiracy theorists often perform certain actions, or certain “tools” of their trade to help promote the conspiracy theories they believe in. These “tools” tend to be mostly annoying, usually unethical, and in some cases, even illegal.
This is a list of the five “tools” conspiracy theorists tend to use: 5 Tools of the Conspiracy Theorist Trade.
Many of us know a 9/11 “truther” but, if you’re like me, you enjoy reality too much to spend your time, exhausting your patience, entertaining wacky theories. So, here is one, comprehensive link with all the debunking information you could possibly ask for!!!: Resources for debunking 9/11 Conspiracy Theories.
Author Michael Shermer on “The Believing Brain: From Ghost and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies — How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths.”
Skip to 4:50 to go directly to the discussion.
Michael Shermer at TAM 9 – YouTube.
Penn & Teller – 9/11 Conspiracy Theories
Would you believe there are still people who think 9/11 was a controlled demolition, and are still pushing their case 11 years later?
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