Monday, November 10, 2014

Scientific Study: 'Conspiracy Theorists' Are the Sanest of All

I was so happy to finally see a study done on the psychology of conspiracy beliefs.  It goes through the importance of belief systems in the acceptance or rejection of ‘conspiracy theories.’

If you consider yourself awakened and seeking the truth – especially in government matters, people are quick to label you a crazy conspiracy theorist just so they can validate themselves.

In this study, a large group of commenters were examined on a news website, surrounding the topic of 9/11. Out of the 2174 comments collected, 1459 were coded as conspiracist and 715 as conventionalist. Right away its evident more people are thinking critically about ‘conspiracies’ rather than just disputing them.

What they found was that conspiracist commenters were more likely to argue against the opposing interpretation and less likely to argue in favor of their own interpretation, while the opposite was true of conventionalist commenters.

 
For the rest of the story: http://humansarefree.com/2014/11/scientific-study-conspiracy-theorists.html

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