Friday, March 30, 2012

Lauren, good job narrating your process and including many interesting sources. In moving toward a claim I think two things have to happen: 1) I completely agree with John, who said, "Maybe just focus a little more on the origins of these misconceptions than whether or not they are true." You will not be able to make an argument about whether or not a conspiracy theory is true or not, BUT you will be able to look at these theories in terms of folklore and mythology, the reasons why people tell such stories, make such connections. 2) you need to do some library research, and in order to find useful sources I think the above shift in focus will help. Many more academic sources about mythology/folklore and origins of conspiracy theories, than confirming truth or not.

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