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  •  Um... (4+ / 0-)
    the problem with CT is two-fold.  1. It has repeatedly been shown false, but idiots refuse to accept the evidence, or 2. it cannot be tested.  
    ...there are plenty of things which are called "conspiracy theory" that have neither of these two problems.

    "It takes great courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it." Oscar Wilde

    by Cassiodorus on Wed May 22, 2013 at 03:13:42 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah (1+ / 0-)
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      But here's the problem, we know many people do believe really stupid shit (that's a technical term).  We also know that people who believe on type of really stupid shit are more likely to believe other forms of really stupid shit.

      Nothing in the times article contradicts that.  

      "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

      by Empty Vessel on Wed May 22, 2013 at 03:18:50 PM PDT

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      •  there are entirely too many (4+ / 0-)

        assumptions here:

        we know many people do believe really stupid shit (that's a technical term).  We also know that people who believe on type of really stupid shit are more likely to believe other forms of really stupid shit
        Putting aside the sheer idiocy of calling something "stupid shit" and "a technical term" in the same sentence, no one with an ounce of common sense can--or should--discount something that can be tested that has not been tested.

        Calling said something "Conspiracy Theory" before it's tested is nothing more than a propaganda technique, and I weary of all the otherwise intelligent people who believe in it to the extent that they apply it willy-nilly, to shit it should never be applied to.

        "The “Left” is NOT divided on the need to oppose austerity and the Great Betrayal. The Third Way is not left or center or even right. It is Wall Street on the Potomac."--Bill Black

        by lunachickie on Wed May 22, 2013 at 03:24:09 PM PDT

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