Saturday, February 6, 2016

Another trip to la-la land for conspiracy theorists

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.




Jim said...

She appears to be watching a video on YouTube.

Peter O said...

Man life was rough for slaves before they invented desks. ;)

parascribe said...

I get a kick out of reading the really moonbat conspiracy theories. What's a little depressing is realizing how many of yesterday's conspiracy theories are todays news. Typed that for you, NSA assclowns....

Anonymous said...

Just for fun make up your own conspiracy theory and circulate it: See if you can get it "repeated" back to you in under six months.

Have fun

Timbo said...

Another good one is the astronaut carved into the facade of the 11th century cathedral in Salamanca, Spain. It is really quite impressive, because it clearly shows a man in what appears to be a space suit complete with crepe soles on his boots and is breathlessly speculated upon on many sites.

However, it is actually carved on the "new" 16th century cathedral rather than the old one and was probably added in the restoration carried out in 1998, as the stone is much newer.

Good to google, though.

Judy said...

Man! What a party pooper! You are suppose to ADD to the theory. "Yes, but I heard..."

drjim said...

My wife watches some of those shows, like the one about "Ancient Astronauts".

What utter BS!

Just goes to show you how dumbed down the "education" system has made the "average" American!

Quirel said...

The woman in the Charlie Chaplin movie was using a then-modern hearing aid.

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This looks more like an Ancient Greece-era compact.

Toastrider said...

I occasionally watch Ancient Astronauts, but only to see if the guy's hair has gotten any weirder. As one wag put it, 'What if he's not crazy and he's just being abducted REALLY SLOWLY?'.

ASM826 said...

Current schools, with buildings, books, teachers, etc. resemble a place where actual education would take place.

It's hard to hold people responsible for the silly things they believe when they were never taught to think critically and logically.

Gorges Smythe said...

Hey, I asked Lincoln and Washington about that and they said it was true!

Retired Mustang said...

Hey, once I realized there are people who both, 1) are allowed to walk around without keepers and 2) truly believe the world is being secretly controlled by a race of lizard people, I pretty much ceased being amazed by any conspiracy theory.