It’s a Conspiracy!
I just finished reading “The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown. I saw the movie a little while ago, and that was not half bad, so I figured I’d read the book. Everybody and their brother read this thing; I figured I should too. Turns out this is a rare case of the movie being better than the book.
But that’s not really what I’m posting about. This book is about a big conspiracy. I love conspiracy theories. I find them fascinating. There’s a great, entertaining site called Carpe Noctem that breaks down some of the major conspiracy theories of the modern era. My favorite is the Roswell conspiracy, because I want to believe in alien visitors. I pray that the human race is not the most intelligent set of beings in the universe. That prospect is just too scary.
Ranging from the well-known to the truly nutty, the internet has given a voice to the paranoid and brought more attention to conspiracy theories. We are in an age where Occam’s Razor has been replaced by the catch-all guilt of the Freemasons.
Why do conspiracy theories grab our attention, or the attention of the public, so strongly? What is it that makes them so interesting to us, and believable (to some) no matter how far-fetched? And what is your favorite popular conspiracy theory?