Dr. Frank Legge publishes article in the August volume of the Journal of 9/11 Studies
Dr. Frank Legge has published an excellent article “Conspiracy Theories, Myths, Skepticism, and 9/11: their Impact on Democracy” in the Journal of 9/11 Studies, today. It passed peer review prior to publication.
It begins thus: “Abstract: A discussion of conspiracy theories, myths and skepticism is presented. The importance of skepticism in a society in which myths may be deliberately created by authorities to manipulate the public is stressed. A range of methods of avoiding acceptance of myths, including application of the scientific method, is demonstrated using the events of 9/11. A clear understanding of events, unclouded by myths, is essential for the proper functioning of a democracy.
Key words: conspiracy, myth, skepticism, 9/11, democracy, propaganda, thermite, trans fats, cholesterol, PNAC, NIST, FEMA, EPA, Orwell
"I recently attended a meeting of the WA branch of the Australian Skeptics, where I had previously given a talk on the terrible event that has come to be known as 9/11: the attack on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon using hijacked aircraft. I found to my surprise that one of the members was giving a talk on the subject of conspiracy theories and why we should be very skeptical of them, using material from my talk for illustrations. His interesting talk has given me some valuable insights into the pitfalls in the way we process information and how to avoid them. The speaker, Dr Terry Woodings, kindly provided me with his notes which I will refer to in this response.
"The topic of conspiracy theories, which is closely related to myth creation, is of particular interest to me. …”
Read the full article by Dr. Legge here: http://journalof911studies.com/volume/2007/LeggeConspiracy&Myth7.pdf