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24-08-2014, 03:21 PM
RE: Why people believe in conspiracy theories?
(24-08-2014 04:38 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  
(21-08-2014 10:49 PM)cjlr Wrote:  Does the name Alex Jones mean anything to you?

The True Believers are out there, trust me.

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LOL! That's so funny. It's all a matter of lighting. When you light someone from directly overhead the muscles are emphasized and when you light them from the front it flattens the muscles.

Before and after shots of cosmetics do this all the time except it's the opposite effect they're going after. Overhead lights equals wrinkles, horizontal lighting equals less wrinkles and flatter features.

Hahaha.

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24-08-2014, 03:32 PM
RE: Why people believe in conspiracy theories?
Here's that lighting trick again. Overhead lighting exaggerates her wrinkles, horizontal lighting to de-emphasize her wrinkles.


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So guys, always have overhead lighting wherever you go and don't wear a shirt, you'll look more muscle bound. The downside is that you'll have a face full of wrinkles. Thumbsup

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Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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24-08-2014, 05:00 PM
RE: Why people believe in conspiracy theories?
So, is this a conspiracy theory or not?

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/local/sou.../14540505/


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24-08-2014, 05:13 PM
RE: Why people believe in conspiracy theories?
(24-08-2014 05:00 PM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  So, is this a conspiracy theory or not?

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/local/sou.../14540505/

That seems more like an urban legend than a conspiracy theory.

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24-08-2014, 08:50 PM
RE: Why people believe in conspiracy theories?
Some people believe it because it makes more important beliefs look real. Imagine if I was a young earth creationist, and I recently got a verbal ass whooping from a scientist. Without a conspiracy theory he can not dismiss the facts as easily, in fact he might have to coincide he is wrong. However with a conspiracy theory, he can use the illuminati hiding his evidence excuse and that they made up his. Though to be honest if it was a actual scientist he can just up and show him the experiment he did first hand.

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27-08-2014, 11:29 AM
RE: Why people believe in conspiracy theories?
Well the majority of these conspiracies contain a kernal of truth. This truth may not have any relationship to the conspiracy, but some look at it, see it's true and think everything else in the conspiracy claim is also true.

One element is actually verifiably true, so the unverifiable stuff the author connects to it must also be true. It's flawed reasoning but I see how that connection is made.

My uncle has an obsession with conspiracies which is sad. Many of these are self reinforcing. Find a bit of evidence that supports your conspiracy? Great, that's just proof that it's true. Can't find any evidence that supports the conspiracy? Great, that in and of itself is just proof the conspiracy runs deeper than we thought.
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27-08-2014, 12:36 PM
RE: Why people believe in conspiracy theories?
(27-08-2014 11:29 AM)jojorumbles Wrote:  Well the majority of these conspiracies contain a kernal of truth.

Really? Would you care to give enough examples to make a convincing case?

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27-08-2014, 12:44 PM
RE: Why people believe in conspiracy theories?
(27-08-2014 12:36 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(27-08-2014 11:29 AM)jojorumbles Wrote:  Well the majority of these conspiracies contain a kernal of truth.

Really? Would you care to give enough examples to make a convincing case?

Nah, as I read it she was describing how they hook you - not saying that the conspiracy is true. The trick is to provide some true stuff mixed in with the crap so that to the weak-minded it becomes more convincing...

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27-08-2014, 12:45 PM
RE: Why people believe in conspiracy theories?
(27-08-2014 12:36 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(27-08-2014 11:29 AM)jojorumbles Wrote:  Well the majority of these conspiracies contain a kernal of truth.

Really? Would you care to give enough examples to make a convincing case?

Planes Exist. The CIA exists. QED Contrails of mind control drugs must be true.

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27-08-2014, 08:52 PM
RE: Why people believe in conspiracy theories?
(27-08-2014 12:45 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(27-08-2014 12:36 PM)Chas Wrote:  Really? Would you care to give enough examples to make a convincing case?

Planes Exist. The CIA exists. QED Contrails of mind control drugs must be true.

Wind exists and foils the plan. Checkmate, chemtralians. Laughat

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