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6 years ago  ::  Jan 28, 2012 - 12:23PM #1
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Look what I found in the Journal  Social Psychological and Personality Science in its current issue:

Conspiracy theories can form a monological belief system: A self-sustaining worldview comprised of a network of mutually supportive beliefs. The present research shows that even mutually incompatible conspiracy theories are positively correlated in endorsement. In Study 1 (n = 137), the more participants believed that Princess Diana faked her own death, the more they believed that she was murdered. In Study 2 (n = 102), the more participants believed that Osama Bin Laden was already dead when U.S. special forces raided his compound in Pakistan, the more they believed he is still alive. Hierarchical regression models showed that mutually incompatible conspiracy theories are positively associated because both are associated with the view that the authorities are engaged in a cover-up (Study 2). The monological nature of conspiracy belief appears to be driven not by conspiracy theories directly supporting one another but by broader beliefs supporting conspiracy theories in general.


Needless to explain, I guess, why I thought of this forum when I read about this...

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6 years ago  ::  Jan 28, 2012 - 2:31PM #2
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Char, we've known for a long time now that Obama is a Marxist dictator, and a corrupt "establishment" politician whose biggest campaign donor in the last election was Goldman-Sachs.

Hey, makes sense to me.

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6 years ago  ::  Jan 28, 2012 - 3:10PM #3
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I think I remember having heard that I was told that I had read somewhere that Osama bin Laden actually survived his Wounds, but is now so Brain-damaged, he is now completely docile and is presently doing Brush-Cutting Chores at "Dubya's" Texas Ranch ... (Or did I dream that ... ???) Oh, and also, Cheney especially enjoys frightening the Old Guy by taking occasional Shotgun Pot-Shots in his Direction ...

"Well, that's what I HEARD ... !!!"

 -- Dr. Peter Venkmann

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6 years ago  ::  Jan 28, 2012 - 5:26PM #4
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