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originally posted by: ItVibrates
Perhaps you are too?. Maybe you have friends, family, co-workers, drinking buddies, who like to remind you that you are a "crazy conspiracy theorist". They will ignore your education, life experience and knowledge just because you happen to hold a view that goes against the status quo. They will dismiss any journal article you present as "a conspiracy website" even if its from JSTOR, Oxford University Press or some reputable institution, without even clicking the link or looking at the URL.
Some will even hide behind their own education while they ignore yours; "but you're not a scientist" even if you studied the same degree. Some will use logical fallacies, and then call you deluded when you present rational argument. Some will just straight out call you an idiot.
I just removed a handful of people from my FB friends list, I dont need that kind of negativity in my life.
Sure, this creates a "feedback loop" of confirmation bias, but I really dont need the abuse.
originally posted by: Greathouse
a reply to: ItVibrates
It's not necessarily your fault because there are many valid conspiracy theories. It's just that People tend to look at ones like reptiles impersonated all world leaders and judge us from that. It would go a long way to having our voices heard if we united and denounced some of the goofier theories.