Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... d-shetlandConspiracy theories used to be just for eccentrics. Now sensible people are getting carried away with them too
"In a poll, 42% of Scots said they thought the government was probably covering up a secret oilfield near Shetland. But such a plot would require a degree of ambition and cunning hitherto unglimpsed in the no campaign."
Is the information age unleashing the Panopticon or unlocking the Doors of Perception?
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It isn't mentioned directly in this article, but I think that the birth internet to some degrees can explain the current popularity of conspiracy theories.