The Truth is Out There! Althouse has a couple of posts on a 9-11 conspiracist who is teaching a course on Islam at the U-Wisconsin, Madison. Basically, it's the same thing some were saying in the 1990s about the Murrah Federal Building bombing: It was an inside job, obviously brought down by demolitions explosives, etc. Much of the commentary has revolved around whether or not either the home department or the engineering department needs to be saying more about the Controlled Demolition Hypothesis.
I linked it because it reminded me of a situation at the University of mumble mumble a few years ago wherein a graduate student was teaching a class and imparting what most would call pseudoscience at them. The bit I heard about was how Homo erectus had domesticated the cheetah for use in hunting. Anyway, I believe he was finally relieved of duty, though obviously it didn't grab headlines like this.
Be that as it may, I have now decided to drop the veil and finally tell The Truth about archaeology: Yes, it's a major conspiracy we've been maintaining for thousands of years. We're all members of the Illuminati and have been concealing the truth about human history from the good people of the earth. Plato tried to ruin it by publishing all that stuff about Atlantis, but we've managed -- through the careful insertion of various cranks and poseurs who constantly claim to have found material evidence of the Lost Continent in just about every habitat on the planet -- to discredit those legitimate researchers who have stumbled on actual evidence. Really, it's all just a covert intelligence operation designed to flood the press with bad research in order to cover up the good.
So yeah: Bimini? It's a road designed for 10,00-year old hover craft. How do I know? Because we found one in the secret chamber beneath the Great Pyramid. And it uses the same anti-gravity technology used to build the pyramid. We were clued into it from reading the microfilm libraries in the secret chamber accessed between the front legs of the Sphinx.
Bigfoot? Genetic experiments by the ancient Atlanteans gone horribly awry.
And this really is a helicopter:
I'm sure I'll get in trouble for this but. . . Hey! Who're you?! What are you. . . .mmppphh. . .