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September 29, 2017, 06:29:17 AM
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People tend to believe in conspiracy theories because it's like a alternate truth on a topic. Especially unsolved and explained events, murders, organizations etc. When they don't know what is happening, the first information with nearest data on the topic, is the one they believe.

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September 29, 2017, 10:26:42 AM
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Boredom perhaps?  Believing in these theories is more entertaining than looking for hard facts. People are sometimes fond of overthinking reasons for things if they're not impressed or contented with a reasoning.

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September 29, 2017, 01:00:38 PM
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Yes, important factor is helplessness. People tend to accuse the others for its failure. That others are mostly some people who rule from shadow, they are invincible, untouchable... That's how conspiracy theory is born. And there is probably some small amount of people who don't care about all of this, they just like something mystical.
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September 29, 2017, 01:35:50 PM
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I can tell you why people don't believe in conspiracy theories. It's because it's uncomfortable, and more and more the attitude with the public is about being able to choose to believe what makes you feel happy, regardless of what is true. Things have degraded so much that now we have a phrase called "alternate facts". That's the result of people who chose certain "facts" that make them comfortable, and they will not change what they believe. They don't even consider that they could be wrong anymore.

Ask the average American if their government has ever intentionally harmed its own citizens. They'll be a bit startled, then they'll almost always say no, or give you an answer that doesn't make any sense. Sometimes they'll say yes and bring up the Tuskegee experiment as their example. This is because the Tuskegee experiment was used to further medical research and help people as a whole, so it does not qualify for the government harming its own people.

Believing that the US government would harm its own citizens is simply a line that most people will not cross, and nearly all conspiracies involve crossing that line.
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September 30, 2017, 03:28:44 AM
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From the earliest times mankind has sought through myths, supposed explanations for their lives and for everything that happens around them. However, today we are living with a religious structural diversity that diverges in many points explanations for questions until then pertinent. Among these diversities of explanation we have some from science (and indeed more rational). However, along with this need to explain the completeness of the mysteries, there are conspiratorial explanations, uniting from scientific pretexts (often taken from the science fiction itself), as supernatural explanations, turned to some religious legends. But always fueled by the need for interpretive satisfaction.
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November 07, 2017, 08:45:20 PM
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In the end, most conspiracy theories after a lapse of years turn out to be true. Why stick to the theories of conspiracy obscurantism about a flat Earth? What kind of conspiracy, for what purpose? Here banal illiteracy.
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November 08, 2017, 04:36:19 AM
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People are all different, so the reasons for them believing in conspiracies cover a broad range of factors. In general, though, people tend to believe in conspiracies because of helplessness.I found that belief in conspiracy theories is strongly linked to insecurity about employment, alienation, lack of interpersonal trust, and minority status ...

According to me, people are very curious about mysterious happenings. That's why , most of the people believe in conspiracy theories. Finding logical solution for mysterious happenings is very difficult. For that reason, people choose easiest way to fin answers to shady stuff . This is believing some ridiculous conspiracy theories.

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November 08, 2017, 05:03:18 AM
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We humans are very vulnerable creatures affected by proportionality, the tendency to not believe that something big can be caused by things that we consider small. In addition, we also tend to reject ideas that are contrary to our beliefs. This phenomenon is called 'backfire effect'.

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November 08, 2017, 09:43:31 AM
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Because maybe they cant accept the reality
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November 08, 2017, 10:28:28 AM
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People are all different, so the reasons for them believing in conspiracies cover a broad range of factors. In general, though, people tend to believe in conspiracies because of helplessness.I found that belief in conspiracy theories is strongly linked to insecurity about employment, alienation, lack of interpersonal trust, and minority status ...
But don`t forget, that people also love detectives. Conspiracy theories are like a kinds of detectives
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November 08, 2017, 04:30:26 PM
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I believe that corruption will always be a part of human nature and society. And in order to hide corruption, conspiracies need to be formed.

Look at the US/Russia investigation for example. More evidence is appearing that there was in fact some sort of conspiracy. Perhaps not to influence the outcome of the election, but maybe to gather detrimental information on opposing candidate.

And then there is the famous JFK conspiracy. The evidence strongly supports the theory that the CIA did in fact assassinate JFK. I have not gotten a chance to look at the new documents that have been released but will get to them in the near future.

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November 08, 2017, 06:25:17 PM
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People are all different, so the reasons for them believing in conspiracies cover a broad range of factors. In general, though, people tend to believe in conspiracies because of helplessness.I found that belief in conspiracy theories is strongly linked to insecurity about employment, alienation, lack of interpersonal trust, and minority status ...

I am not sure about all what it is linked to but I can speak about the theory behind them a little bit. And that is they are fun little theories to make because you cant proof or disproof conspiracy theories. For me that is the fun behind them whereas for some people that is where stuff gets super real lol. We all differ in our perspectives and approach to life conspiracy theories are no different Smiley

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November 08, 2017, 06:42:48 PM
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People are all different, so the reasons for them believing in conspiracies cover a broad range of factors. In general, though, people tend to believe in conspiracies because of helplessness.I found that belief in conspiracy theories is strongly linked to insecurity about employment, alienation, lack of interpersonal trust, and minority status ...
We all love stories and misterry, i think sometimes when the story is not very attractive people have a habit to add some more, they put a bit of sugar in it to be more interesting, the same goes with conspiracy theories.

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November 08, 2017, 07:25:45 PM
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Something in their culture and experience influences such beliefs. However, we cannot know whether it is just a belief.
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November 20, 2017, 10:41:51 AM
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People are all different, so the reasons for them believing in conspiracies cover a broad range of factors. In general, though, people tend to believe in conspiracies because of helplessness.I found that belief in conspiracy theories is strongly linked to insecurity about employment, alienation, lack of interpersonal trust, and minority status ...

Well in essence, people believe conspiracy theories to explain things they do not understand. Also it give them another side or perspective, no matter how far fetched it may be. Sometimes, people believe in conspiracy theory mainly because people who explain to them are very convincing (con man-ish levels). It also involves factors where too many possibilities are involved

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November 20, 2017, 12:40:37 PM
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Why do people believe in conspiracy theories?

Because people want information. And some of the easiest forms of finding out information are TV, radio, and the newspaper. These are full of conspiracy theories, and ideas that actually (subconsciously) prompt people to invent conspiracy theories in their own minds from what they see/read... especially if they are Government reports.

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November 20, 2017, 12:41:52 PM
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People who accuse people of conspiracy theories generally have something to hide Wink..

To not believe in your government is a conspiracy  Wink..

Flat earth is not a conspiracy it's bat shit crazy BULLSHIT..

9/11 is a conspiracy because building just don't blow up ..
And no MASSIVE PLANE hit the PENTAGON ..

People who accuse people of conspiracy theories generally have something to hide ..

A conspiracy to hide a conspiracy ..

The whole conspiracy is all about the money..
Everything all boils down to the MONEY..

WARS    9/11    POLITICIANS    KINGS AND QUEENS

All boil down to the MONEY..

Even space conspiracy all about the money..

I.E a space glove cost millions DOES IT FUCK ..ROB ROB ROB..

Conspiracy is ROB ROB ROB ROB   the MONIES Wink..


Oh an alien landed by here i am just opening cafe selling alien shit..

ALL ABOUT THEM MONIES..

Oh 2,3 trillion gone missing then what happened ?..
The rest i will leave to all you so called conspiracy dudes..
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November 20, 2017, 03:30:05 PM
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Well, to be honest, conspiracy theories are kind of fun. But it's pretty easy to get sucked into them, especially when you find yourself in a situation in which you see yourself powerless.
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November 20, 2017, 03:44:03 PM
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Alot of "conspiracy" theories have in fact been proven correct. A lot of tin foil hats have been discarded in the last few years and I expect many more to join that growing, shining heap.

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November 20, 2017, 04:13:34 PM
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there are two types of people who believes in conspiracy theories, those who are really gullible and those who are afraid of the truth, they have a lot to hide and can't accept what reality really is.

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