I thought I knew most, if not all of the conspiracy theories floating around about just about anything - that the Moon landings were faked, that Elvis is still alive, and a host of others. However, I've just come across one of the more lunatic-fringe conspiracy theories that has me shaking my head in disbelief.
A statue showing a young girl holding up what appears to be a laptop - complete with USB ports - has sparked a frenzy among conspiracy theorists.
The statue, ‘Grave Naiskos of an Enthroned Woman with an Attendant’ is in The J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, California.
‘I am not saying that this is depicting an ancient laptop computer,’ said YouTuber StillSpeakingOut.
‘But when I look at the sculpture I can’t help but think about the Oracle of Delphi, which was supposed to allow the priests to connect with the gods to retrieve advanced information and various aspects.’
There's more at the link, including a photograph of the statue in question (and an excerpt from a 1920's Charlie Chaplin movie, claiming that it shows someone using a cellphone many decades before their invention).
I hadn't come across time-travel conspiracy theorists before . . . and I wish I hadn't still! When will these idiots learn that correlation (of shape, or statistics, or whatever) does not imply causation? Just because something resembles something else doesn't mean that it is something else.