Blogs I'm the Founder Of:
Blogs I Occasionally Contribute To:
Articles I Wrote for AE911Truth.org:
ALERT: US State Department Cannot Afford Professional Advice on WTC Destruction
FAQ #4: Sounds of Explosions?
FAQ #6: Why does AE911Truth Represent Only a Small Percentage of Architects and Engineers?
A Guest Blog I Co-Authored for 911Grassroots.org:
Evidence Captured by the Investigative Team I Co-Founded Called PROOF (Positive Reality or Only Figment) Paranormal:
Myth #4: Conspiracy theorists believe in UFOs / Aliens / Apollo Moon / Holocaust denialThis is a straw man and an ad hominem fallacy. Not all conspiracy theorists believe in the same things, nor does believing in aliens invalidate their arguments on other theories. The only thing linking these things is that they are all perceived to be conspiracy theories. Each should be evaluated on its own merits.
However, if a theorist bases their beliefs on poor argumentation, then other conspiracy theorists may want to distance themselves from him/her or question that theorist's ability to support their own ideas. Many such people are accused of being deliberately planted to discredit other theories, a technique called the 'poisoned well'. The media then proceeds to discredit an entire investigative movement based on a few silly theories - a strawman attack.
When the media lumps anybody who doesn't trust the government version of 9-11 into the category of flat earthers and holocaust deniers, any real conspiracy there might have been is given the ultimate defense. Namely, a pre-emptive, universal ad hominem on anyone who would dare talk about it publicly, the archetypal 'tin foil hatter'.