The Core Dump

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

[Posted on Monday, 24 November 2014]

Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories? (Scientific American)

Unsurprisingly, it ties in with your perceived level of control.

Surveys by Uscinski and Parent show that believers in conspiracies “cut across gender, age, race, income, political affiliation, educational level, and occupational status.” People on both the political left and right, for example, believe in conspiracies roughly equally, although each finds different cabals.

Scientific American

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