In preparation for our meetup on December 17th, that will feature a presentation by a representative of ‘Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth‘, I spoke with social scientist and research analyst, Tony Sobrado, about some of the inconsistencies that can be found in conspiracy theories, as well as the various ideological and sociological characteristics that are often associated with conspiracy theorists . Tony also provides some advice for skeptics on ways to critically examine a conspiracy theorist’s arguments.
Tony Sobrado is the author of the forthcoming book, Who rules the world? An analysis of Conspiracy Theory which addresses the phenomena of Conspiracy Theory from the perspective of the social sciences. You can find him on twitter @TonySobrado and his website: http://tonysobrado.com. And you can find an archive of articles that he’s written for The Huffington Post at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tony-sobrado.