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Re: 2/3 of Americans Believe in Conspiracy Theories

Postby AAFitz on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:53 am

Perfect paranoia is perfect awareness.
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Re: 2/3 of Americans Believe in Conspiracy Theories

Postby BigBallinStalin on Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:49 am

rdsrds2120 wrote:
AndyDufresne wrote:I think I may only trust two thirds of those studies though.


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That's ok -- you're still left with four ninths of it being correct.

BMO


AndyDufresne wrote:Whoa there buddy. Lets not get all extra fractional on us. Two thirds of me takes offense.


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There's no need to split ninths here, fellas.
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Re: 2/3 of Americans Believe in Conspiracy Theories

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:50 pm

BBS, I sincerely hope you aren't in on this ninths business now.


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Re: 2/3 of Americans Believe in Conspiracy Theories

Postby AAFitz on Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:04 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:BBS, I sincerely hope you aren't in on this ninths business now.


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A conspiracy in the Ninth Circuit:
http://www.volokh.com/2013/03/11/what-i ... cotterman/
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Re: 2/3 of Americans Believe in Conspiracy Theories

Postby Metsfanmax on Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:37 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:BBS, I sincerely hope you aren't in on this ninths business now.


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What? Beethoven's Best Symphony is clearly his Ninth.
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Re: 2/3 of Americans Believe in Conspiracy Theories

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:38 pm

WUT IZ THE WORLD COMING 2!?!

Ninths are everywhere and we can't escape them.


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Re: 2/3 of Americans Believe in Conspiracy Theories

Postby crispybits on Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:26 pm

2/3 of americans can't calculate ninths
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Re: 2/3 of Americans Believe in Conspiracy Theories

Postby BigBallinStalin on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:04 pm

2/3 of brits rank ninth
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Re: 2/3 of Americans Believe in Conspiracy Theories

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:20 am

Two thirds of ninths are incomprehensible.


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Re: 2/3 of Americans Believe in Conspiracy Theories

Postby AAFitz on Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:51 am

The reason for some conspiracy theories: Conspiracies.

http://www.cracked.com/article_20274_th ... tions.html

I think the Shell oil one, where the accusers were discounted as conspiracy theorist, only to be vindicated with absolute proof of truth, should warn anyone not to summarily discount a theory, simply because it has not been proven.

That being said, it does not mean one should summarily believe a theory that has not been proven either.
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Re: 2/3 of Americans Believe in Conspiracy Theories

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:09 am

I'll still summarily discount a few theories likely.


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Anyone who isn't skeptical is a fool

Postby premio53 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:14 am

Here are some "conspiracies" considered absurd by the talking heads in the media that were true. While some conspiracies are nuts, anyone who isn't skeptical of things they hear in the mainstream media are fools.

#1 Fukushima Uninhabitable

#2 U.S. Military Attack On Libya

#3 Widespread Use Of RFID Chips In Humans

#4 $2000 Gold

#5 Obama Wants To Impose Backdoor Amnesty

#6 U.S. Government Provides Weapons For Mexican Drug Cartels

#7 Fluoride Is Harmful

#8 The Federal Reserve Favors The Big Banks

#9 Cell Phones Linked To Cancer

#10 The Credit Rating Agencies Are Corrupt

#11 Prescription Drugs Kill A Lot Of Americans

#12 Bisphenol-A Is Linked To Infertility

#13 The “Super Congress” Is In The Pocket Of Wall Street Interests

#14 The Targeting Of Christian Groups
http://endoftheamericandream.com/archiv ... racy-facts
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Re: 2/3 of Americans Believe in Conspiracy Theories

Postby rdsrds2120 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:08 pm

I don't think those really count as conspiracy theories, just hypotheses that were later demonstrated...maybe...to be true. I don't think too many questioned the possibility of flouride being harmful, for example. A conspiracy is usually some plan to cover something up and make it seem untrue.

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Re: 2/3 of Americans Believe in Conspiracy Theories

Postby premio53 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:22 pm

rdsrds2120 wrote:I don't think those really count as conspiracy theories, just hypotheses that were later demonstrated...maybe...to be true. I don't think too many questioned the possibility of flouride being harmful, for example. A conspiracy is usually some plan to cover something up and make it seem untrue.

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My parents used to be members of the John Birch Society and believe me flouride was one of the biggest conspiracies I remember in the 1960's.
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Re: 2/3 of Americans Believe in Conspiracy Theories

Postby BigBallinStalin on Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:15 pm

Well, if you can believe in Creationism and Hate on Gays Cuz Religion, then you'd be highly susceptible to believe anything.
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