Too Many People? On the Viability of Conspiratorial Beliefs | Cutting Through the Fog

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Good article on a newer blog.

We’ve all heard it: “That can’t possibly be true—too many people would have to be involved. Somebody would have spilled the beans by now.” In fact, that is usually the first reaction I hear from people I’ve tried to enlighten about topics such as 9/11. It’s almost like a knee-jerk reflex, and it’s apparently enough to stop them from even considering any conspiracy theory further.

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  1. prescientprescient

    They are offering people the path of least resistance – a catch all – that means they don’t have to spend time or energy finding out for themselves.

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