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I am curious as to how some people deny every conspiracy theory. They are theories.
I understand. Yes, a lot of "theories" absolutely are implausible. I am in agreement with you totally. It is the theories that are plausible... things that can happen and have happened. It is like people cannot go to the Library of Congress themselves and see documents of past Presidents warning us of Illuminati and also the Military Industrial Complex?
originally posted by: paraphi
Most people accept the principle of Occam's razor, whether they know it, or not.
Many conspiracy theories detailed on this site and elsewhere are implausible at best, and fantasy at worst. Many people who support and promote conspiracies are guilty of being selective in their evidence, or making assumptions where no evidence is present.
In conspiracy-land there are those who think that they are enlightened and somehow above the "sheeple", because they see "it". Unfortunately "it" is often a fraud, or a con, made up by Charlatans and fakes, but what if what people see aligns with what they want to believe, then it'll be cited as fact. I find some conspiracy believers think they have an open mind, but are in fact very blinkered.
Just because someone calls themselves a doctor, or a professor, does not mean that they are a qualified or trustworthy source of fact. Just because someone posted a YouTube video, does not mean it's true. I often think that half the people who create conspiracies and attract a following are having a laugh. They prove that people really will believe anything.
"Oh look, is that a Nazi bus shelter on Mars"?
originally posted by: Gyo01