Revisiting David Ray Griffin on “Conspiracy Theory”

For some unknown reason, this months-old post (it was written on March 12, 2010) has attracted a bunch of new comments and replies. I am reblogging it for everyone’s edification.

David Ray Griffin weighed in on the Jesse Ventura/Huffington Post matter (Huffgate?) at Mark Crispin Miller's website, to the effect that: ”[A] conspiracy theory is simply a theory that posits a conspiracy – a secret plan on the part of some group to influence events by partly secret means.” (Charles Pigden, “Conspiracy Theories and the Conventional Wisdom,” Episteme, 4 (2007), 219-32, Sect. 2.)….So, in telling us that the 9/11 attacks resulted … Read More

via Arthur Goldwag

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