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Ivar Giaever (Norwegian: Giæver, IPA: [ˈiːvɑr ˈjeːvər]; born April 5, 1929) is a Norwegian-American physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973 with Leo Esaki and Brian Josephson "for their discoveries regarding tunnelling phenomena in solids".
...finds that creationists and conspiracists think a lot alike.
When something occurs that's hard to explain, many people say that "everything happens for a reason" and that the event was "meant to be." T
he thought provides a purpose for what, in reality, was a random, accidental event.
This type of thinking, called teleological thinking, is what gives rise to creationism, which, in this case, refers to the belief that Earth was created by an all-powerful being less than 10,000 years ago. That same kind of reasoning also promotes a belief in conspiracy theories, a new study has found.
So if you're a skeptic, then you're a right-wing nationalist.
Not here. But one use plastic bags are.
Straws are illegal.
originally posted by: jrod
a reply to: DBCowboy
No. If you disregard scientific evidence for political dogma then you are likely one.
Using the catch words like alarmist(like Ted Cruz did in a Senate discussion, you are trying use ridicule over reason.
That is not much different than a crowd at a Trump rally chanting 'Lock her up!'.
Teleology describes a way of thinking that rejects scientific reasoning but instead readily accepts that events occur because of the purpose they serve.
The researchers found no relationship between conspiracy or teleological bias and age, gender, religion or political orientation. But they did find a link with education level. "It is a common finding that the people who are less educated believe more in conspiracy theory," Wagner-Egger said.