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Michael Shermer debunks the “19 hijackers” conspiracy theory!

As Anthony Hall says, Michael Shermer isn’t a real economics professor – he just plays one on TV. But that doesn’t mean he’s always wrong. In a recent Scientific American article, Shermer gives us many reasons to think that the Official Conspiracy Theory of 9/11 is “likely to be untrue.” Below is Shermer’s list of the characteristics of probably-untrue conspiracy theories. My comments are in italics. Shermer writes: Nevertheless, we cannot just dismiss all such theories out of hand, because real conspiracies do sometimes happen. Instead we should look for signs that indicate a conspiracy theory is likely to be…