5 signs of a lame conspiracy theory

Source: Express Tribune

We often find ourselves being buried alive beneath an avalanche of conspiracy theories that are often racist, usually illogical and almost always hilarious. That does not change the fact that conspiracies do sometimes take place.

So how do we sift out the handful of sensible theories from a mountain of preposterous hogwash you ask?

BSD.

BSD (where D stands for detection) is an art quite easy to master.

Here are a few things that you should be on the lookout for, as they may help identify a false conspiracy theory. I’ve deliberately refrained from directly naming any conspiracy theories, so as not to elicit a knee-jerk defence-mode that may keep the reader from giving the article any serious consideration.

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