So, just signed up for cake. The first conversation I wanted to jump into was on "Conspiracies". I have so many arching thoughts on this topic, so where to begin?
I think maybe with this.
We don't really "know", as in can-prove, most of the things we think we know. For example, You, cvdavis, said that, "We know there are around 1000 billion galaxies..."
But, do we? How do we really know that? Because, mostly NASA says it's true? There is so little that each of us can actually prove to be true without trusting the word of some megalithic, governmental agency with massively compromised funding sources taking lead on saying it's all true.
I started off down this rabbit hole with Big Foots and the Loch Ness Monster, and graduated to JFK multiple shooter theories and found myself realizing that it's almost impossible that we ever could have broken through the Van Allen radiation belt in the 60's when NASA says we can't even do it today, (So how did we get to the moon???) and realized that the same people I already don't trust to tell me we went to the moon are in league with the same people who said that 911 was an organic plot organized by some folks who vacation with the Bush Family, and suddenly it all comes full circle when the Aha! moment snaps me to the reality that all of this, all major conspiracy theories, are bound by the same threads, and it's not the the Rockefellers or the Rosicrucians or the Bilderbergs.
Its way bigger than that.