Your Favorite Conspiracy Theories Would Have Unraveled By Now
An Oxford physicist's new formula predicts a conspiracy like faking the moon landings would have fallen apart within four years.By Steven Sparkman | January 26, 2016
Long-running global conspiracies are really unlikely. Yes, even your favorite one.
A University of Oxford scientist has created a formula for just how unlikely they are. It predicts that any massive group of conspirators will inevitably let the cat out of the bag within a few years.
The findings are meant to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek. David Robert Grimes, a physicist and cancer researcher, has been known to dabble in the lighter side of science, like developing formulas for why guitar solos sound cool. (Video via University of Oxford, BBC)