New Conspiracy Theories
Thursday, December 20 2012 at 7:30PM
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The Banshee Labyrinth
29-35 Niddry Street
What's the talk about?
David Aaronovitch became intrigued about why otherwise pragmatic people will buy into a conspiracy theory, preferring complex and unsubstantiated explanations to the simpler and usually well substantiated facts.
His book Voodoo Histories is not just a critique of familiar and less familiar conspiracy theories, it also looks at why so many people find them so compelling.
This talk promises to provide some thought-provoking and entertaining insights into what is meant by having "an open mind".