A good hearty conspiracy theory can shine a sharp light on two of humanity's most enduring traits.
One, of course, is humanity's boundless imagination. The other is humanity's essential suspicion of humanity.
So while you might be deeply immersed in Bill Nye's explanation of the Russian meteorite, those with darker sensibilities have filled the Web with their fears and hauntings about the phenomenon.
There are few nations with greater awareness of dark sensibilities than Russia. The fact that there seems to be little evidence of meteorite fragments on the ground has encouraged some Russians to offer their own suspicions.… Read more