About Matthew Dentith

Author of "The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories" (Palgrave Macmillan), Matthew Dentith wrote his PhD on epistemic issues surrounding belief in conspiracy theories. He is a frequent media commentator on the weird and the wonderful, both locally and internationally. On occasion he can be caught dreaming about wax lions but, mostly, it is rumoured he works for elements of the New World Order.

3 comments:

  1. You do realise that that was an afternoon spent that you will never get back. And worse still an afternoon devoted to Ian Wishart. Your book-judging antenna have a day off?

  2. Tell me about it. It’s such a stupid book; I mean, it’s hard t convey just how stupid it is. His chapter on homosexuality basically asserts that there is no such thing as homosexuality; all homosexuals are are bisexuals who perversely choose to have sex with the same gender when they culd make the more moral choice of choosing to act like a heterosexual. His chapter on evolutionary biology uses a translation from the Gospel of Luke t prove that Jesus must have been God and thus disprove the tenets of that old atheistic claptrap evolution…

    Yet it wasnt really an afternoon wasted. Wishart is a promulgator of Conspiracy Theories in New Zealand and as someone who studies these things (for what he hopes is a living in the future) I need to know what Wishart thinks he knows.

    It was an exasperating afternoon, though, and one I wouldn’t like to repeat.

  3. His chapter on evolutionary biology uses a translation from the Gospel of Luke t prove that Jesus must have been God and thus disprove the tenets of that old atheistic claptrap evolution…

    You bastard, it’s a sentence like that that makes me want to read it to see just *how* he manages to do something so appalling. It’s like a car crash.

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