A review by nytephoenyx
Conspiracies & Conspiracy Theories: What We Should and Shouldn't Believe - and Why, by Michael Shermer

informative slow-paced


In a word, underwhelming.

Part of it is my fault - I can in expecting to learn more about conspiracy theories and less about human psychology so the disappointment on subject matter is on me. But beyond that, Shermer is incredibly repetitive. He brings up the same theories, constructs and examples not only multiple times in individual lectures, but multiple times across the course. This series could have comfortably been completed in half the time, and there would not have been any substantial content cut.

Otherwise, the content was passingly interesting, although niche. Some chapters interested me more than others. Shermer is clearly knowledgeable on his topic and other than the repetition he presents well. I don't think this was worth the time commitment for me, but nor was it a DNF.

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