"Immanetized eschatology": The Moment when groups of men possessed by gnostic ideology attempt to remake the world to conform to their fantasies. Eric Voegelin,
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Ancient Aliens Debunked is a 3 hour refutation of the theories proposed on the History Channel series Ancient Aliens. It is essentially a point by point critique of the "ancient astronaut theory" which has been proposed by people like Erich von Däniken and Zecharia Sitchin as well as many others. All the claims are sourced at the website: http://ancientaliensdebunked.com It was produced by Chris White and includes commentary from Dr. Michael Hesier. It is distributed for free on the internet and is a completely non-profit project. Viewers are encouraged to share, and burn copies to DVD, as long as they do not profit from its distribution.
Kenneth L. Feder is a professor of archaeology at Central Connecticut State University. Professor Kenneth Feder is the founder and director of the Farmington River Archaeological Project which studies the prehistory of the region in northwest Connecticut.
He gained his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology in 1973 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, his Master of Arts in anthropology from the University of Connecticut in 1975 and his Ph.D. in anthropology in 1982.
In 1993, Feder published an account of his archaeological investigation into a 19th-century historical site in Barkhamsted, Connecticut entitled A Village of Outcasts: Historical Archaeology and Documentary Research at the Lighthouse Site, in which he detailed a case study of a group of Native Americans, emancipated African-American slaves, and European settlers who formed a settlement that lasted from 1740 to 1860.
Published on Apr 4, 2017
Check out t Quassim will discuss conspiracy theories and their implications. He will explore how they pose a threat to our knowledge and stress the growing importance of debunking them as we find ourselves increasingly exposed to fake news and alternative facts.
Quassim Cassam is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick, having previously taught at the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge and UCL. He is the author of four books and was recently awarded a Leadership
A Skeptical Human
Published on Jul 11, 2018
A widely-believed conspiracy theory is that there's a secret government plot to spray chem-trails into the atmosphere. In reality, there is no good reason to believe that what we see in the sky are anything more than ordinary contrails. The arguments made by chem-trailers are deeply flawed and illogical, and their position is fundamentally unsupported by evidence.
Published on Feb 19, 2017
What are the psychological reasons that might cause someone to *want* to believe in conspiracy theories? Let's look at a few examples and see if we can figure out the appeal for many people.
Published on Dec 10, 2017
Columbus is a controversial historical figure who is widely viewed as terrible. Every year we question whether we should continue to have a day to celebrate his discovery. But as with most stories, his bad deeds have been exaggerated to make him fit the role of a villain.
Steven C. Bullock: It's supposed to represent America being watched over by God, America being created under God's watchful eye. So how did the symbol get so tarnished? Why is it tangled in so many conspiracy theories? Check out this great video
Why can we find geometric shapes in the night sky? How can we know that at least two people in London have exactly the same number of hairs on their head? And why can patterns be found in just about any text — even Vanilla Ice lyrics? PatrickJMT describes the Ramsey theory, which states that given enough elements in a set or structure, some interesting pattern among them is guaranteed to emerge. Lesson by PatrickJMT, animation by Aaron, Sean & Mathias Studios.
Published on Jun 23, 2014
Did the United States win or lose the Vietnam War? We are taught that it was a resounding loss for America, one that proves that intervening in the affairs of other nations is usually misguided. The truth is that our military won the war, but our politicians lost it.
The Communists in North Vietnam actually signed a peace treaty, effectively surrendering. But the U.S. Congress didn't hold up its end of the bargain. In just five minutes, learn the truth about who really lost the Vietnam War. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2ylo1Yt
Published on Oct 21, 2018
The End is Nigh! Or so we're told every few years. Predictions of the end have been around since the beginning, how do they come up with these and why?
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Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Ronald Reagan
The common assumption is that conspiracy theories are nothing more than the delusions of paranoid minds trying to make sense of an ever more complicated world. However, the evidence tells a different story. Conspiracy theories must conform to this logic, or they will not be successful. In this way, conspiracy theories are for losers.
Channel 4 News We speak to four conspiracy theory experts about the psychology of the people who believe them, their dangerous potential - and leaders like Donald Trump appear to use them for political ends. We also look into widespread Covid-19 coronavirus conspiracy theories and ask - in an age of disinformation - can anything be done to stop the spread of conspiracies?