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1. Arrogance. They are always fact-seekers, questioners, people who are trying to discover the truth: sceptics are always "sheep", patsies for Messrs Bush and Blair etc.
2. Relentlessness. They will always go on and on about a conspiracy no matter how little evidence they have to go on or how much of what they have is simply discredited. (Moreover, as per 1. above, even if you listen to them ninety-eight times, the ninety-ninth time, when you say "no thanks", you'll be called a "sheep" again.) Additionally, they have no capacity for precis whatsoever. They go on and on at enormous length.
3. Inability to answer questions. For people who loudly advertise their determination to the principle of questioning everything, they're pretty poor at answering direct questions from sceptics about the claims that they make.
To conspire means "to join in a secret agreement to do an unlawful or wrongful act or to use such means to accomplish a lawful end."
Originally posted by 2weird2live2rare2die
i guess things getting to the point where if you don't believe everything you are spoon fed by the media you are considered a crazy person. i don't understand how this came to be, but we can only hope that someday doctors will find a way to cure stupid.
edit on 11-9-2010 by 2weird2live2rare2die because: forced to edit at gunpoint
4. Fondness for certain stock phrases. These include Cicero's "cui bono?" (of which it can be said that Cicero understood the importance of having evidence to back it up) and Conan Doyle's "once we have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however unlikely, must be the truth". What these phrases have in common is that they are attempts to absolve themselves from any responsibility to produce positive, hard evidence themselves: you simply "eliminate the impossible" (i.e. say the official account can't stand scrutiny) which means that the wild allegation of your choice, based on "cui bono?" (which is always the government) is therefore the truth.
Do any members actually consider themselves "conspiracy theorists" and what conspriacies if any would you say you genuinely believe?