The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[Posted on Saturday, 25 May 2013]

Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracy Theories (New York Times)

Crazy as these theories are, those propagating them are not — they’re quite normal, in fact. But recent scientific research tells us this much: if you think one of the theories above is plausible, you probably feel the same way about the others, even though they contradict one another. And it’s very likely that this isn’t the only news story that makes you feel as if shadowy forces are behind major world events.

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