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Thu May 28, 2015, 01:50 PM

 

Scientists Find That Conspiracy Theorists Will Pretty Much Believe Anything You Tell Them

NASA faked the moon landings, HIV was made by the government, and Elvis ain’t dead.

Further fueled by “reliable evidence” on the Internet, these conspiracy theories can be added to and expanded upon for years, even decades in the case of the supposed UFO landings of Roswell in 1947.

Testing the theory that conspiracy theorists will largely only discuss, share and believe theories of other conspiracy theorists, scientists posted nearly 5,000 comments on Facebook, trolling conspiracy and science news pages with crazy rumors. YouTube user Rebecca Watson aka Skepchick discusses this study in her latest video on conspiracy theorists.



http://www.iflscience.com/environment/no-st-study-scientists-find-conspiracy-theorists-will-anything-other-conspiracy

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Reply Scientists Find That Conspiracy Theorists Will Pretty Much Believe Anything You Tell Them (Original post)
Dr Hobbitstein May 2015 OP
rock May 2015 #1
global1 May 2015 #2
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Rex May 2015 #4
Orrex May 2015 #3
WillowTree May 2015 #5
d_r May 2015 #6
Behind the Aegis May 2015 #7
d_r May 2015 #8
unblock May 2015 #9
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grahamhgreen May 2015 #11

Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2015, 01:55 PM

1. As long as you don't tell them there is no conspiracy

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2015, 01:56 PM

2. Conspiracy Theorists (CT's) Will Also Believe Scientists That Say CT's Will Pretty Much Believe....

anything that scientists tell them.

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Response to global1 (Reply #2)

Thu May 28, 2015, 02:06 PM

4. .

 

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2015, 02:01 PM

3. Obviously, because chemtrails make them susceptible to suggestion.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #3)

Thu May 28, 2015, 02:09 PM

5. Oh Lord! O get that one from my nephew all the time.

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2015, 02:16 PM

6. yeah that's what they want you to think

follow the money on who funded these "scientists."

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2015, 02:21 PM

7. Depends on the CT.

Though, there are some who will throw logic, sense, reason, and science to the wind when it suits them and their agenda. Not all CTs are insane or without merit, but many are nothing more than fantasy or the equivalent to being a modern religion, trying to make sense of something they don't understand.

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2015, 02:24 PM

8. Ok wait on second thought

I wonder how much of the stupid crap on the internet is trolling posted by scientists doing a study.

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2015, 02:34 PM

9. just another in a long line of government propaganda efforts to discredit conspiracy theorists!

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2015, 02:38 PM

10. OMG. Viagra in the air? Actual lizard people control the world economy?

They believe this stuff?

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 10:45 AM

11. They stop believe there were WMD's in Iraq, lol!

 

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