The internet is an amazing tool for education… as well as a cesspool of rumors and conspiracy theories. In a Nutshell quickly goes through and debunks a variety of popular conspiracies, including Big Pharma’s cancer cure, population control, and the coming end of the world. Common sense can sometimes go a long way!
- How does the internet fuel conspiracy theories and rumors? How does it challenge them?
- Can you think of some other conspiracy theories? Why might they be silly with a little common sense?
- Why do you think these three conspiracy theories are so popular?
- Why are conspiracy theories in general so popular?
Keywords: critical thinking, Big Pharma, common sense, conspiracy theory, internet, information, population control, politics, paranoia,