New studies: ‘Conspiracy theorists’ sane; government dupes crazy, hostile

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  1. poncho

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    Recent studies by psychologists and social scientists in the US and UK suggest that contrary to mainstream media stereotypes, those labeled “conspiracy theorists” appear to be saner than those who accept the official versions of contested events.

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    The authors were surprised to discover that it is now more conventional to leave so-called conspiracist comments than conventionalist ones: “Of the 2174 comments collected, 1459 were coded as conspiracist and 715 as conventionalist.” In other words, among people who comment on news articles, those who disbelieve government accounts of such events as 9/11 and the JFK assassination outnumber believers by more than two to one. That means it is the pro-conspiracy commenters who are expressing what is now the conventional wisdom, while the anti-conspiracy commenters are becoming a small, beleaguered minority.

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    In short, the new study by Wood and Douglas suggests that the negative stereotype of the conspiracy theorist – a hostile fanatic wedded to the truth of his own fringe theory – accurately describes the people who defend the official account of 9/11, not those who dispute it.”

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    And the truth keeps marching on . . . in spite of all your protests and denials. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    And here is just one recent example that proves these studies are correct.

    http://www.baptistboard.com/showpost.php?p=2009931&postcount=43
    http://www.baptistboard.com/showpost.php?p=2010390&postcount=53

    And there's this post here from a person posing as the "voice of reason". This is after I laid out a series of links to inforrmation he chose to completely ignore. Now of course he's all mad at me and probably put me back on his ignore list. Notice how he chose not to address one single point I made? He chose instead to focus on one statement and attempted to use it to make himself look more "reasonable".

    This is what passes for "reason" amongst his small circle of supporters evidently.
    http://www.baptistboard.com/showpost.php?p=2009935&postcount=128
     
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