posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 05:55 PM
In many cases, in fact, conspiracy believers endorse contradictory theories. Recent studies by researcher Karen Douglas at the University of Kent
suggest a reason why. She and colleagues asked 137 students to rate how much they agreed with five conspiracy theories about the 1997 death of
Princess Diana. The results were surprising — and contradictory. As Douglas explained to LiveScience, "The more people were likely to endorse the
idea Princess Diana was murdered, the more they were likely to believe that Princess Diana is alive." To many conspiracy theorists settling on one
definitive theory (for example whether bin Laden or Princess Diana is alive or not — and if they aren't, how or when they died) is far less
important than knowing that something has been covered up and is being kept secret.
Only 137 people polled for this one, interesting nonetheless.