articles tagged: conspiracy
why tech companies aren’t building our new machine overlords
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why tech companies aren’t building our new machine overlords

Pundits are charging that not only are tech billionaires taking advantage of their employees and automating them out of a job, they’re actually on a mission to make humans obsolete.

why a conspiracy theorist and his money are soon parted
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why a conspiracy theorist and his money are soon parted

Thanks to modern technology and streaming platforms, conspiracy theories are big business, meaning that you’re quite literally paying to have people mess with your mind.

world of weird things podcast: the recipe for conspiracy theories
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world of weird things podcast: the recipe for conspiracy theories

Nearly 6 in 10 otherwise perfectly normal Americans believe in some sort of conspiracy theory. We look at both current events and science to figure out why.

the flat earth conspiracy is a rebellion against reality itself
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the flat earth conspiracy is a rebellion against reality itself

Flat earthers don't just reject the idea that our world is round, they reject virtually all modern science, technology, and ideas.

great battles of crank magnetism: flat earth vs. pizzagate
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great battles of crank magnetism: flat earth vs. pizzagate

Pizzagaters and Flat Earthers were bound to share adherents by the rules of crank magnetism. That doesn't mean they're happy about it.

ok, maybe we should laugh a little less at david icke’s alien lizards…
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ok, maybe we should laugh a little less at david icke’s alien lizards…

Skeptical blogger Marlon Solomon lays out a persuasive case that we missed a toxic neo-Nazi ideology hiding under Icke's veneer of immortal alien reptilians.

florida man warns public about mind control. maybe. but probably not…
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florida man warns public about mind control. maybe. but probably not…

Buckle up for a classic DARPA mass brainwashing/mind control conspiracy with an identity theft twist...

why do people believe in conspiracy theories?
# science

why do people believe in conspiracy theories?

A study of conspiracy theorists shows that conspiratorial ideation is actually a political, not a logical matter.

why the latest vaccine study will go to waste
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why the latest vaccine study will go to waste

Anti-vaccine activists funded the most complete and thorough study of vaccine safety done to their exact specifications. Now they're livid because it found nothing even remotely concerning.

when in doubt, reach for a conspiracy?
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when in doubt, reach for a conspiracy?

Alex Jones and his fan club are apparently convinced that the drought in California is a sinister New World Order experiment.

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