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----- Original Message -----
From: Vincent Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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).
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 !!
( I am, because we are) Peeping Toms
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