New Conspiracy Theories

David Aaronovitch

When?
Thursday, December 20 2012 at 7:30PM

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Where?

29-35 Niddry Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1LG

Who?
David Aaronovitch

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".