It hasn’t been a good month for popular conspiracy theories. Several theories with different levels of popularity have been thoroughly put down, including the idea that President Obama was not born in Hawaii, bin Laden was already dead, and very quickly the idea that the raid conducted to kill him was a fake. The world appears to be just what it is on the surface.
That doesn’t mean that there will be an end to rumors and the “official” retelling of some major events won’t continue to be doubted by people that believe they are elaborate diversion away from the truth. People like to believe that things aren’t how they seem because dark forces in charge of the world explains why any one of us seems to have little power over our own lives. But some research on my part has yet to come up with a single good example from history that was later shown to be a vast conspiracy.