The objective of this assignment is for you to demonstrate understanding of the criteria for evaluation of conspiracy theories by applying them to a theory of your choice.
1. Study class notes on conspiracy A theories to get acquainted with the criteria for their evaluation.
2. Choose one conspiracy theory and explain it in one paragraph.
3. Apply the criteria of evaluation of scientific theories (consistency, fruitfulness, simplicity, probability) to the theory of your choice. How does your theory fare based on these criteria?
4. Evaluate the motives of conspirators and the motives of people who are endorsing the theory. The trust in which institutions is eroded by this theory?
5. Do you personally think this theory is credible? What do you think is the social impact of the theory?
Your essay should be 2-3 pages, double spaced, using font 12 Times New Roman.