Psychology of Conspiracy Theorists

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  1. FatFreddy Registered Senior Member

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    Go look at some of the closed threads in this section.
     
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  3. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    I will - as soon as you read a few books on science.
     
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  5. river

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    Suggestions , billvon .
     
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  7. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    I'll start with some basic fields.

    Thermodynamics
    Kinetics
    Fluid dynamics
    Electromagnetics
    Atmospheric science
    Planetary geology

    Calculus
    Differential equations

    I could list the course books I used for those, but they are pretty old at this point. I will look up some new ones tomorrow.
     
  8. river

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    Your learning billvon

    Sometimes the older books have something New . And the new brings in something old .

    Life Sciences as well .
     
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  9. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Just stumbled across this pearl of wisdom.

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  10. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Indeed it is so

    Which is why something like this happening is weird

    Marjorie Taylor Greene

    Marjorie Taylor Greene had promoted baseless QAnon conspiracy theories and endorsed violence against Democrats.

    Before the vote, she said she regretted her views, which included claims that school shootings and 9/11 were staged.

    https://www-bbc-com.cdn.ampproject....s://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55940542

    How did she get elected to start with?

    Does your pearl of wisdom hold for all (most) of America. She won with 52% of those who voted

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  11. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    She represented the ignorati in her district well.
     
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  12. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Not enough in her district to know better???

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  13. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I've never heard that term. Oh my God, that is a Work of Art, it is.
     
  14. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    usa
    white
    over 55 years old
    = what percentage of obesity
    = what percentage of terribly bad skin condition ?

    how does the public image effect usa peoples opinion of the value of the persons believability & the observers ability to relate to them ?
    in the USA the majority need to personally relate to someone before they can listen to them objectively & take on board any scientific data.

    they are white so they dont understand by blackness
    they are black so they dont understand my whiteness
    etc etc etc

    indoctrinated inter-generational xenophobia as a cultural normative function of intellect.

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  15. river

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    Yes , and not enough in millions that voted for you now who .
     
  16. river

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    In the end its about the lack of trust in government , which has been going on for decades . Which leads to looking for the truth in other directions of information . Of which verification can only come from these sources .

    The only way to resolve this is by government and the media , to consistantly tell the truth , from here on out .
     
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  18. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    I would put myself down as a soft political cynic

    From my observations they gee the people up who they hope / wish will vote for them promising, by claiming problems perceived by the person, they, as a politician, will be able to fix said problem

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  19. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Our Prime Minister (Justin Trudeau) likes to say that they're "working very hard" to solve the problem. I'd like to tell him that "working very hard" is the bare minimum requirement, not something to brag about.
     
  20. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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  21. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    There is no incentive to do that. Why would they?
     
  22. Neddy Bate Valued Senior Member

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    Regarding conspiracy theories, I suppose we all tend to think of ourselves as very clever detectives, like Sherlock Holmes. But he was a fictional character, and also one who had the advantage of having the most hidden secrets given to him through the author who wrote the stories. There are not that many true Columbo types out in the real world. Especially on the internet, where there are so many false starts, intentional or otherwise.
     
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  23. O. W. Grant Registered Senior Member

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    The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
    Richard Phillips Feynman

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

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    I walk a higher path, son.
     

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