The Conspiracy Meme: Recent Controversies

A session at CSICON

Saturday 29th October, 2011

3:00pm to 3:30pm (CST)

Believers in conspiracies respond to criticism with familiar rhetorical devices, including disparaging readily available evidence, insisting on “peer review” of evidence yet to be disclosed, and advancing bizarre and implausible theories on speculation. These are illustrations of the “conspiracy meme,” a rhetorical device that transforms scientific controversies into human dramas with villains who can be exposed.

(Part of the Conspiracy Theories plenary session)

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Ted Goertzel

sociologist on leave from Rutgers University, Camden bio from Twitter

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Time 3:00pm3:30pm CST

Date Sat 29th October 2011

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