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originally posted by: projectvxn
Generally I agree with most studies done on conspiracy speculationists(Can't call them theorists, because theorists have cohesive data) and the histrionic mentality that goes with needing to feel like you're "in the know". We see it here all the time.
originally posted by: fiverx313
Study 1: .....people who supported conspiracy theories were more likely to think they had information no one else had.
^^^(information that no one else wanted to take the time to research for themselves)
...They also found that a conspiracy theory that was made up received more support when participants were told only a minority of people believed it.
***...so then if this is true...why do conspiracy theorists always try to tell others and/or warn them of things happening (if they want to be the "only ones that know")? Plus, in all my 30 years of research...I have never once, not once, ever counted to see how many people believe the same as me. And neither has any other conspiracy theorists that I know of. It is the exact opposite (imho) that those who do not believe in conspiracies of any kind, tend ot believe what msm or the trends tell them to. The more people that think - for example - yoga is great, become all about yoga - just to fit in and be a part of the crowd.
or maybe... it's a conspiracy among psychologists to discredit conspiracy theorists? ...
***possibly this is why~
originally posted by: ConscienceZombie
Life is to short to adhere to the knowledge of others and not try to expand or redefine it. To blindly except the words of others only causes the information to become stagnant.
I can't explain it. I'm no poet.
You can go of the assumption that 1 + 1 = 2
Like the rest of humanity. But with the same knowledge from people much smarter then me. In a smaller scale of the atoms and entangled particles 1 + 1 = 4. Or better yet. Reproduction. 1 + 1 = 3. All of which is the same number with different answers.
So me. Life is to short. I will take the knowledge of others and conform it to fit my own reality. Because let's face it. I won't make a change in this world. I will die and the world will probably be better for it. Who knows. Until then I'll believe whatever I want. And share it because...I have nothing better to do.
originally posted by: Oldtimer2
Interesting the government calls anything that doesn't agree with the way they say it,a conspiracy,I'm leary of the fools thinking the government has their best interest,when your in charge of whats right or wrong things lean in your direction,why there are liberals tools of the government