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JohnWoodland
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7/14/2013 7:31:03 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
So, though I think all of us knew this, It is nice to have an official seal of approval about who is the real skeptic and free thinker, and who zealously believe anything he is told.

From the Study:
"The most recent study was published on July 8th by psychologists Michael J. Wood and Karen M. Douglas of the University of Kent (UK). Entitled "What about Building 7? A social psychological study of online discussion of 9/11 conspiracy theories," the study compared "conspiracist" (pro-conspiracy theory) and "conventionalist" (anti-conspiracy) comments at news websites. The authors were surprised to discover that it is now more conventional to leave so-called conspiracist comments than conventionalist ones: "Of the 2174 comments collected, 1459 were coded as conspiracist and 715 as conventionalist." In other words, among people who comment on news articles, those who disbelieve government accounts of such events as 9/11 and the JFK assassination outnumber believers by more than two to one. That means it is the pro-conspiracy commenters who are expressing what is now the conventional wisdom, while the anti-conspiracy commenters are becoming a small, beleaguered minority."

Source: http://b4in.info...

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Sidewalker
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7/15/2013 4:35:07 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I think Wood and Douglas, the authors of the study, are part of a vast conspiracy to make us believe things that aren't true.
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royalpaladin
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7/15/2013 6:32:13 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
You should probably do more research before you post things like this on DDO. I looked up the article and found the abstract. It literally has nothing to do with what you were claiming.

http://www.frontiersin.org...

It was about the behavior of conspiracy theorists in online discussions, not about the number of people who believe in conspiracy theories.

It doesn't help your case when you blatantly lie about your sources.
AlbinoBunny
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7/15/2013 7:51:07 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/14/2013 7:31:03 PM, JohnWoodland wrote:

In other words, among people who comment on news articles, those who disbelieve government accounts of such events as 9/11 and the JFK assassination outnumber believers by more than two to one. That means it is the pro-conspiracy commenters who are expressing what is now the conventional wisdom, while the anti-conspiracy commenters are becoming a small, beleaguered minority."

Source: http://b4in.info...

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That argumentum ad populum / appeal to the people / appeal to the majority, is a fallacy?
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