Friday, April 26, 2013

I Want to Believe

"There are number of factors, but probably one of the most important ones in this instance is that, paradoxically, it gives people a sense of control. People hate randomness, they dread the sort of random occurrences that can destroy their lives, so as a mechanism against that dread, it turns out that it’s much easier to believe in a conspiracy. Then you have someone to blame, it’s not just randomness."

Alex Seitz-Wald in Salon talks with Stephan Lewandowsky about the popularity of conspriacy theories.

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