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I am severely concerned about the level of brain power left on this rotting ball we call a planet.

We are in some serious trouble people. Simple facts are being distorted and obvious truths ignored. In the immortal words of Oscar winner Ms. Whoopie Goldberg as the brilliant Oda Mae Brown in "Ghost"... "World (Molly) you're in danger girl!"

Red alert, theories are not fact. So please do your research before you fall down a rabbit hole and follow the lies.

It's not that this sort of behavior is new, it's just gotten really out of hand as of late.

Redditor u/Superfrogboy wanted to discuss some ideas floating about that just don't add up by asking:

What is the worst and dumbest conspiracy theory?

The things I read on the daily scare me. Then I turn on the tv and see that members of our government believe the Easter Bunny is real and science is lies. And then I get frantic. Deep breaths....

Creative Writing

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"The one that states that Middle Age never happened and that 800yrs of history were just invented by the Vatican. It is actually funny how much work was done to prove this theory."

- ThatOtherFrenchGuy

Beatlemania...

"Paul McCartney dying in a bicycle accident in 1966 and being replaced by a lookalike, and that the Beatles left clues on their albums.

  • So they found a guy who looks just like Paul, sounds like him, plays and writes as well as him (and better).
  • John, Ringo, George, George Martin, Jane Asher, and Jim McCartney all kept quiet about this?
  • The Beatles left clues in their songs and albums, for sh**s and giggles?" - square3481

Agents of the Pope

"In the new Irish exiles, however, many Protestants saw a papal plot at work. According to "Conspiracy Theories in American History: An Encyclopedia," some Protestants feared the pope and his army would land in the United States, overthrow the government and establish a new Vatican in Cincinnati."

"They believed the Irish would impose the Catholic canon as the law of the land. History The idea that Irish immigrants were agents of the Pope working to establish a Third Rome in Cincinnati is just hilarious to me."

- BohemondIV

Tartaria...

"Similarly, that there was a lost, technologically advanced global empire called Tartaria that collapsed in the mid-1800s, and for some reason it's been entirely wiped from history except for its architecture. Examples of "Tartarian" architecture include the Arc de Triomphe, old Chicago, and most late middle ages castles."

"At its core, it's similar to the Graham Hancock-style "history is lying to us" but unlike the Younger Dryas theories, which are still dumb but mostly hinge on "yeah, but we don't have evidence it's NOT true," the conspiracy requires significantly more heavy lifting to explain how none of this society survives except for a very specific and visible aspect. Check out r/Tartaria for the wildest rabbit hole you will go down today."

- blisteringchristmas

Silence

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"Any of those which require an exceptionally large number of people to remain completely silent over the course of decades."

- ByzantineBasileus

Silence is part of the problem. And religion is really feeling like a hostage taker, I grew up Catholic. But there is a lot to explain.

Endings

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"Every "End of the World" conspiracy. It has been said so many times, yet the world hasn't ended."

- SumthnUnreal

It's a Circle!

"Flat Earth."

- CorbuloDIY

"The one thing about flat-earth theories that has never been successfully articulated to me is: Why? What is the point of it all? Why are NASA and all the world's governments, astronauts, physicists, astronomers, cartographers, pilots, and sailors trying to trick people into believing the world is round? What do they gain from maintaining this charade, or what would they lose from its exposure? Just, why?"

- Dahhhkness

Watered Down

"As the womb is filled by water. Everyone is technically born at sea therefore only maritime law applies to them. I don't get it either."

- DucoNdona

"So they would claim a gallon of water is a sea? If I stand in a puddle I'm at sea? When I take a bath I'm at sea? I think if it can't float a vessel the size of a cargo ship, then it ain't a sea."

- PotatoProfessor

Oh the Q...

"The holocaust didn't happen. Like how are you gonna deny something with loads of witnesses, pictures, survivors etc?"

- PokerP*rn

"My sister is a hardcore QAnon type. She is adamant that the Holocaust never happened, all the pictures are fabricated, videos are all fake, etc."

- feed_me_churros

Nirvana

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"Kurt Cobain faked his death and assumed the identity of Rivers Cuomo."

- morgance_lavellan

I understand wanting to find truth and deciphering difficult questions, but some facts are just fact. How in 2021are we still debating this rotting ball's shape? The Earth is round. Period.

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