HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » New studies: ‘Conspiracy ... » Reply #3

Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 11:43 PM

3. A derp sandwich, deep-fried in derp, with extra derp sauce.

Last edited Fri Oct 10, 2014, 01:40 AM - Edit history (1)

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.

Here's a challenge DUers:

I believe these two nutballs eat forty litres of mice brains a day. Each.

Let's have an informal poll, shall we? We'll count the results at some random date or time... probably in the future.

If the majority agree, then that'll be conventional wisdom. And, by extension, sanity.

On your marks...

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 22 replies Author Time Post
Pharaoh Oct 2014 OP
Manifestor_of_Light Oct 2014 #1
Pharaoh Oct 2014 #4
Manifestor_of_Light Oct 2014 #7
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #9
OnyxCollie Oct 2014 #20
Archae Oct 2014 #2
herding cats Oct 2014 #16
LineReply A derp sandwich, deep-fried in derp, with extra derp sauce.
OilemFirchen Oct 2014 #3
Pharaoh Oct 2014 #5
OilemFirchen Oct 2014 #6
bvf Oct 2014 #13
OilemFirchen Oct 2014 #14
bvf Oct 2014 #18
Manifestor_of_Light Oct 2014 #8
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #11
Electric Monk Oct 2014 #10
johnnyreb Oct 2014 #12
ZombieHorde Oct 2014 #15
cprise Oct 2014 #16
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2014 #19
newfie11 Oct 2014 #21
hlthe2b Oct 2014 #22
Please login to view edit histories.