Tagged: conspiracy theory

SARS-CoV-2 – a natural event or a lab escape? - Ariadne

Robert Hickson May 16, 2021

In books and movies it is often a good plot point for a disease (or monster) to escape, accidentally or with assistance, from a government lab. There are also real cases of pathogens getting out of labs (but quickly being controlled). That’s also a discussion going on now about Covid-19. Natural evolution or human agency? Spillover or … Read More

Pandering to anti-fluoridation campaigners - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 07, 2014

Social media can be bloody frustrating at times. I do find Twitter useful for identifying interesting newspaper reports, scientific articles and videos – often long before I would see them myself on other sources. But, boy, there is loads of rubbish – especially when following a search term rather than people you trust. Take search … … Continue reading … Read More

Wellingtonians lap up 9/11 conspiracy theory rubbish - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Nov 22, 2009

After Kim Hill’s convincing and justified dismantling of 9/11 conspiracy theorist Richard Gage on her show yesterday, I was expecting a large turn-out for Gage’s 2pm lecture at Te Papa that followed his appearance on the show. But not quite that large. Te Papa’s Soundings theatre was completely full, so I watched the lecture via telelink … Read More