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I haven't read the whole thread but one of those you're referring to is me. You didn't get the point. A funny sidenote that ought to be some food for thought: You just called our posts stupid. Do you realize that "stupid" is a subjective judgment exactly like "insane". So you might just have proved my point.
originally posted by: theMediator
The stupidest responses in this thread is actually the ones dismissing that conspiracy theorists are more sane.
We know who we are, we know how we feel, we percieve our critical reasoning...don't believe haters!
originally posted by: TheLaughingGod
a reply to: pl3bscheese
I think this is a common misconception, just because you think that the masses are largely manipulated doesn't mean that you feel there's some ominous conspiracy specifically targeting you, something to explain away personal failings. That would be burying your head in the sand, something conspiracy theorists take pride in not doing.
The researchers noted that they were surprised to find that it is now more conventional to leave so-called conspiracist comments than conventional ones. “Of the 2174 comments collected, 1459 were coded as conspiracist and 715 as conventionalist,” the researchers wrote. ‘The research showed that people who favored the official account of 9/11 were generally more hostile’ So, among people who comment on news articles, those who discount official government accounts of events like the 9/11 attacks and the assassination of John F. Kennedy outnumber believers by more than two-to-one. That means the pro-conspiracy commenters are those who are now expressing what is considered conventional wisdom, while the anti-conspiracy commenters represent a small, beleaguered minority that is often scoffed at and shunned. Perhaps becoming frustrated that their alleged mainstream viewpoints are no longer considered as such by the majority, those who are anti-conspiracy commenters often showed anger and disgust in their posts.
You're not a heretic anymore if your views are in majority. All the more reason to be critical of oneself. But I am not siding with the so-called skeptics (those who don't believe in conspiracies). I don't side with anyone. But I have a conspiratorial nature. I don't know what that is really. Seems to be something to do with intuition. People who lack intuition seem to be very skeptical of conspiracy theories. It is similar to religion in many ways. A sixth sense I guess.
originally posted by: AlphaHawk
a reply to: Witness2008
Steel didn't melt, it was weakened.
So much for critical thinking
And trusting your eye isn't critical thinking either, as the eye can be easily fooled.
originally posted by: OrionsGem
originally posted by: Jenisiz
originally posted by: Ramcheck
Expected this to be a comedy thread. Oh well.
Same here. I got a good laugh from the article. The very tone of it was as far from scientific as you can get.
How about focusing on the study that the article was written about? This thread was not designed to amuse you. If you dislike what you see, please feel free to shovel dreck elsewhere.
The hardest thing to do is admit when your wrong. Its true; nowhere does it say in the study that CT are more sane
but I do think that the study does imply that CT are more intellectual than the public at large.