Sunday, April 24, 2005

Chief's Rules of Conspiracy Theories: Rule 6

I already posted my Rules of Conspiracy Theories, but have updated them due to a discussion I had on an online forum with a 9/11 conspiracy theorist.

Rule 6

The Law of Infinite Permutations. Even in the case that an infinite amount of statements are proven wrong an equally infinite amount of new statements can be made.

For example: in the discussion I had the moonbat asserted that no black boxes were found from the 9/11 crashes. When I pointed out that the black boxes from the pentagon and Pennsylvania crashes had in fact been found, he changed his argument to "OK, well 2 of them have been found, but the data has not been released". I then pointed out that in fact they played the cockpit voice recorders to members of the families who requested. His argument then changed to, well they were probably faked. And this of course can go on ad infinitum.

In mathematical terms:

Conspiracy Theorist (CT) states 2 + 2 = 5
Level Headed Republican (LHR) proves this is false 2 + 2 = 4
CT counters, no 2 + 3 = 6
LHR proves otherwise, 2 + 3 = 5
CT counters, no 2 + 4 = 7...

And this of course goes on forever. Thus CT can never actually be proven wrong.

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