Columnist can not reject all ‘conspiracy theories’

This is a response to the article “Desire to control autism leads to wrong decisions, dreadful results,” Feb. 16, 2009. In this article, Mr. Hall asserts that the basis behind the “vaccine conspiracy” is pseudo-scientific. Well, I’m not trying to argue that. However, I do have a problem with lumping all “conspiracy theories” into one pile, and rejecting them all.

Mr. Hall makes comparisons to 9/11 conspiracies and the crazy teabagger’s claim that Obama’s birth certificate is faked. You see, there is a scientific basis behind why people are still asking questions about the 9/11 attacks.

The one that sticks out like a sore thumb is Tower 7. This incident was overshadowed by the twin towers at the time and was all but forgotten by the mainstream media.

Clear videos of Tower 7 show it collapsing as if in a controlled demolition, or implosion. Nothing about Tower 7 was included in the official 9/11 commission report.

Now, the official story is that fires caused the building to collapse. How could fires cause a building like Tower 7 to collapse as if it was being imploded? Also, there was no smoke coming out of the building. There is a group called “Architects for 9/11 Truth” that is fighting for an independent investigation of Tower 7.

Would you deny them because of your preconceived notions of conspiracy theories? This is not something on a level as low as the Tea Partyer’s accusations that Obama is not a citizen. You can’t call this pseudoscience, it’s legitimate inquiry.

Frank Magyar,

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