I am still in the land of sporadic internets. My planned post on Petty Psychologies is currently on hold until such time that I can sit in front of an internet for more than a few minutes at a time.
Since I can’t guarantee a posting come Sunday I’ll say in advance that I interviewed Dr. Charles Pigden, of the University of Otago’s Department of Philosophy, last Monday as a pre-record. Charles has written three articles on Conspiracy Theories and can be said to have kickstarted the current philosophical interest in the material with his ‘Popper Revisited, Or What is Wrong with Conspiracy Theories.’ The interview was great fun and it’s filled with the philosophical goodnesses. Listen along; I know I will be.
Posted in Events
I’m just regurgitating a link from Kiwiblog but whilst Mr. Farrar seems to have tongue firmly in cheek with the reference to Trevor Loudon being labelled a member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy I link to this article from HeraldNet with a sense of relief (that the association has been noticed) and worry (that his vapid conspiracy theorising gets commented upon).
It’s turning out to be a confusing day.
Posted in General
I’m in the process of moving so there’s no real update this week. I also don’t (currently) have the internet installed in my new abode. So, in lieu of an post or a series of semi-witty remarks I’m just going to direct you to the ‘Motherlode;’ a piece on the generic Conspiracy Theory of the West. I shan’t pass comment on it, but you might want to, in the comments.
Not that you like to comment. Yes, I’m singling you out especially (but not you; you play nice).
Also, those of you reading this off of an RSS feed won’t know that I have a meagre page devoted to papers I have given, articles I have written and the like. It’s fairly empty but it might pass the time.