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  1. RJM

    RJM God Feeds the Ravens Admin

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    The difference being that along with the internet spread of fake conspiracy theories, comes the internet ability to quickly Google up the source and check.

    Wikipedia etc, mean there's no need to go to the library and run down documents; it takes only a few minutes, sometimes only a few seconds.

    Laziness. Thinking isn't easy, it's hard, because it takes a bit of effort, imo.

    But as you say, there's also a willingness and a need to believe what we want to believe.
     
  2. spockrates

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    Vague, but perhaps true. Do you have an example of a particular application we may consider together, or may I provide one?

    Edit: We may continue this in our other discussion, if you want.
     
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  3. RJM

    RJM God Feeds the Ravens Admin

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    Perhaps when deciding on starting a new business where customer footfall is going to be the main thing, one may decide on a good certain location and work towards that, allowing the finer details of, say transport and supplies to work themselves out?

    Set the main objective and then work from there? There's always a way to get something done, if it has to be done.
     
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    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    What is that?
     
  6. OrtaYol

    OrtaYol Well-Known Member

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    I'm a bit of a conspiracy theorist. I do not feel reassured that (not so)secret powers might be controlling the world.

    This is not different than the atheists who will claim you are a Christian because you feel the need to belong or can't handle death being the end of your existence... or the more obvious one I should of lead with, that you need some sort of super-human authority figure because too much too cold etc.
     
  7. Cino

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    It may be the reassurance of "no loose ends", "everything fits together neatly, which makes CTs and fundamentalisms/literalisms so attractive. They can be understood in their entirety.

    The Bad Guys play a defined role, as do the good ones.

    Identifying the undesirable aspects firmly in Someone Else, means a believer in such a system does not have to fear finding them in themselves.
     
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