In my early years of undergraduate, I got swept up (like many impressionable youths at that age) into the subject of conspiracy theories! It’s a somewhat embarrassing admission, but I have learned a lot, looking back now. So, I’d like to take a moment and share some reflections.
First off, a bit of hard science.
Within the Scientific Method, a theory is the end point following observation, questioning and testing hypotheses. A theory is the hallmark of scientific inquiry and defined as:
A supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something, especially one based on general principle independent of the thing to be explained.