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Conspiracy theories are beliefs that there are covert powers that be changing the course of history for their own benefits. It's how we see the rise of QAnon conspiracies and people storming the capital.

Why do people fall for them? Well some research has looked into the reasons for that.

The Association for Psychological Science published a paper that reviewed some of the research:

"This research suggests that people may be drawn to conspiracy theories when—compared with nonconspiracy explanations—they promise to satisfy important social psychological motives that can be characterized as epistemic (e.g., the desire for understanding, accuracy, and subjective certainty), existential (e.g., the desire for control and security), and social (e.g., the desire to maintain a positive image of the self or group)."

Whatever the motivations may be, we wanted to know which convoluted stories became apart of peoples consciousness enough for them to believe it.

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I am severely concerned about the level of brain power left on this rotting ball we call a planet.

We are in some serious trouble people. Simple facts are being distorted and obvious truths ignored. In the immortal words of Oscar winner Ms. Whoopie Goldberg as the brilliant Oda Mae Brown in "Ghost"... "World (Molly) you're in danger girl!"

Red alert, theories are not fact. So please do your research before you fall down a rabbit hole and follow the lies.

It's not that this sort of behavior is new, it's just gotten really out of hand as of late.

Redditor u/Superfrogboy wanted to discuss some ideas floating about that just don't add up by asking:

What is the worst and dumbest conspiracy theory?
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Most people of sound mind scoff at the mere mention of conspiracy theories.

Many of these beliefs alleging an organization with influential power is responsible for certain circumstances or events have persuaded gullible individuals to take action resulting in unfavorable outcomes.

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Occasionally, we find ourselves in an argument with someone who is just stubborn enough to turn the tables.

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Flat-earth for some reason is making a resurgence from the late 1400s into 2019.

We are not amused. But then, this is our reality now. We don't know what it was like a few years back.

But our elders have wisdom to share about conspiracies past. Now is the time to listen.

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