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What a bunch of crap. Sounds like misinformation to me. Its too bad these pseudo doctors cant use their skills for something worth while in the world other than characterizing and judging people based on extremely small samplings and lumping everyone into that group. i think these quacks are the ones with low morality and have an inclination to participate in "conspiracy theories".
Know any conspiracy theorists?
No doubt they’ve tried to convince you that man didn’t really land on the moon or President Obama was born in Kenya.
In fact, they were imparting genuinely interesting information — about themselves. New research suggests belief in such theories may reveal a Machiavellian mindset.
In spite of his wisdom, Thales was a poor man. The inhabitants of Miletus ridiculed Thales for his philosophy and asked him what his wisdom is good for if it can't pay the rent.
"He was reproached for his poverty, which was supposed to show that philosophy is of no use. According to the story, he knew by his skills in the stars while it was yet winter that there would be a great harvest of olives in the coming year; so, having a little money, he gave deposits for the use of all olive-presses in Chios and Miletus, which he hired at a low price because no one bid against him.
When the harvest time came, and many were wanted all at once and of a sudden, he let them out at any rate which he pleased, and made a quantity of money. Thus he showed the world that philosophers can be rich if they like, but that their ambition is of another sort." [from "Politics", Aristotle]
Originally posted by Tharsis
Let's check to see if the opposite is true, I have an example.
dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8309.2010.02018.x or onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2044-8309.2010.02018.x/abstract
British Journal of Social Psychology
Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)
Does it take one to know one? Endorsement
of conspiracy theories is influenced by personal
willingness to conspire
Karen M. Douglas∗ and Robbie M. Sutton
University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
We advance a new account of why people endorse conspiracy theories, arguing that
individuals use the social–cognitive tool of projection when making social judgements
about others. In two studies, we found that individuals were more likely to endorse
conspiracy theories if they thought they would be willing, personally, to participate
in the alleged conspiracies. Study 1 established an association between conspiracy
beliefs and personal willingness to conspire, which fully mediated a relationship between
Machiavellianism and conspiracy beliefs. In Study 2, participants primed with their own
morality were less inclined than controls to endorse conspiracy theories – a finding fully
mediated by personal willingness to conspire. These results suggest that some people
think ‘they conspired’ because they think ‘I would conspire’.
Were the September 11 attacks orchestrated by the United States government? Was Diana, Princess of Wales murdered?
Thus, for example, they may be less likely to dismiss the hypothesis that AIDS was created by government scientists if they believe that they personally would be willing to create it. In this way, the observer's perception that ‘I would do it’ informs his or her perception that ‘they did it’.
For each item, participants were asked to rate the likelihood that, if they were in the position of the alleged conspirators, they would have participated in the actions (e.g., ‘If you were in the position of the government, would you have ordered the attack on the Twin Towers?’ from 1 (never under any circumstances) to 7 (probably yes).
We thank Mitch Callan for his helpful comments on this paper.
Originally posted by Wildbob77
It would seem that some people really want to believe in conspiracies.
Originally posted by Wildbob77
So for all on this site remember Deny Ignorance.
Originally posted by Aeons
The opposite is also true. People who never see anything wrong are projecting their morality - a set of learned and reinforced values - onto others. They simply cannot believe that anyone who do something like that.