Tag: Social Identity Theory

What makes conspiracy theories so difficult to disprove?

Conspiracy Theory 201: Keeping the Wheels on the Bus Going Round and Round


Reading Time: 6 minutes
Conspiracy theories seem to abound throughout the media. They seem to have the conservatives in a fever grip of nonsensical nonreality. What makes them so difficult to dispel?

Climate Change = Increases in Demagoguery, Nationalism, Authoritarianism, Violence, and Cruelty


Reading time: 9 minutes!?! OUCH! There are lots of heading, though, so you can skip around and find the juiciest most interesting parts.
Climate change news just keeps getting worse. And, until we reach some kind of happy equilibrium — that’s a population of about 500,00 human beings, BTW — with planet earth, it probably will just keep getting worse, too. I mean, as bad as it is right now, when billions of people begin dying, that will be worse. So, what happens when the worst happens? Unfortunately, even more bad stuff: violence and cruelty

The Death Paneling of the American Body Politic


Once a falsehood or an honest mistake has been introduced into the electorate, it can take on a life of its own. It can be very difficult to scrub this from the consciousness of the population. This post explores the reasons behind people clinging to a disproved lie or errors like death panels in the ACA.

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