Re: conspiracy theory

From: Kenneth Van Oost (
Date: Tue Jul 17 2001 - 20:11:49 BST

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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Vincent Campbell <>
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    Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 2:09 PM
    Subject: conspiracy theory

    > Hi everyone,
    > I was just wondering if anyone knew of any work into the psychology of
    > conspiracy theory/theorists?
    > I ask for several reasons, not least I'm interested in how the persuasive
    > industries' textbook strategies work or fail to work in relation to
    > particular conspiracy theories (e.g. how do NASA PR people deal, or fail
    > deal with fake moon landing conspirators etc. etc.).
    > I also think it's an interesting question for memetics, because conspiracy
    > theories seem to grab people and not let go, even in the face of
    > evidence. (e.g. America's obsession with the murder of Jonbenet Ramsey- a
    > recent documentary on UK TV showed strong evidence of an intruder using a
    stun gun, but checking the US press the next day, not a single word- not
    > even in the Colorado press).

    Hi Vincent,

    If you ever want ' first hand ' evidence for conspiracy theories don 't
    me out !!
    I live in Belgium, remerber, I got a few examples, if you want them !!

    Best regards,


    ( I am, because we are) Peeping Toms

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