Mathematicians at Oxford have devised an equation that measures the “lifespan” of a conspiracy theory before it would realistically become exposed to the public, finding that if a given theory is not substantiated within four years, the widely accepted version of events is all but certain to be true. What do you think?


“Interesting. Do you have any additional literature on this topic that I could pass out on the train?”

Wendy Longeran • Cubist Landscaper

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“I’ve always suspected the field of mathematics was in on it.”

Chet Morse • Lunch Reviewer

“True, although this study fails to point out that sunspots and satellite trajectories are also determining factors.”

David Doogan • Script Supervisor

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