People aren’t suspicious of things labeled ‘Conspiracy Theories’

DENVER - UNDATED: Major Jesse Marcel from the Roswell Army Air Field with debris found 75 miles north west of Roswell, NM, in June 1947. The debris has been identified as that of a radar target. The Air Force released a report on 24 June debunking reports of a UFO crash near Roswell, NM, in 1947. (Photo by: UNITED STATES AIR FORCE/AFP/Getty Images)

People aren’t suspicious of things labeled ‘Conspiracy Theories’.
Conspiracy theories are everywhere, and they’re damaging to the country.
They’re also hard to combat: Lots of research has shown that when you present a believer with debunking information, they only dig in further.
Now, a new study by Michael J. Wood of the University of Winchester suggests that even the term ‘conspiracy theory‘ (meant, at least in its everyday usage, to convey an idea’s unlikelihood) either lacks punch, or never had much to begin with.
Read the article here:

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2015/08/people-arent-suspicious-of-conspiracy-theories.html

 

Norio Hayakawa’s CIVILIAN INTELLIGENCE NEWS SERVICE

E-mail = noriohayakawa@gmail.com

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