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To: Simon Green

Too lazy to google?


14 posted on 03/15/2019 12:05:19 AM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1
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To: DeathBeforeDishonor1
Too lazy to google?

Not at all.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conspiracy_theory

A conspiracy theory is the fear of a nonexistent conspirac or the unnecessary assumption of conspiracy when other explanations are more probable. Evidence showing it to be false, or the absence of proof of the conspiracy, is interpreted by believers as evidence of its truth, thus insulating it from refutation.

According to the political scientist Michael Barkun, conspiracy theories rely on the view that the universe is governed by design, and embody three principles: nothing happens by accident, nothing is as it seems, and everything is connected. Another common feature is that conspiracy theories evolve to incorporate whatever evidence exists against them, so that they become, as Barkun writes, a closed system that is unfalsifiable, and therefore "a matter of faith rather than proof". On a psychological level, studies show Machiavellianism and paranoia are highly correlated with conspiratorial thinking.

17 posted on 03/15/2019 12:19:13 AM PDT by Simon Green ("Arm your daughter, sir, and pay no attention to petty bureaucrats.”)
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To: DeathBeforeDishonor1
Too lazy to google?

How weak. You're apparently too lazy to present your own case, but want someone else to do it for you.

Automatic fail.

28 posted on 03/15/2019 12:48:59 AM PDT by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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