Conspiracy Theories

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  1. Peteyvee

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    Atomic number 107 is called Bohrium named after physicist Niels Bohr. Borium is used to harden horseshoes...wait I see it. You're saying that aliens are actually horses.
     
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    Isn't "A Gravy Boat Full of Borium" an early Pink Floyd album?
     
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    It sure oughta be.
     
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    They give you one of those when they're prepping you for a PET scan too. It helps the imaging agent spread completely throughout your circulatory system. This is a fact, not a conspiracy theory.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised...at the very least, I'd reckon it's worth a pass when getting caught smokin' a doobie in the stairwell during her lunch break. :D
     
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    Back in the distant 90's I owned a book called "Big Secrets" that claimed, among other things, to have sent the mysterious KFC powder that gets shipped to all the franchises analyzed by a lab. If memory serves me, the lab came back with only 4 ingredients: salt, pepper, flour and paprika. But a quick Google search has others claiming there are 11 herbs and spices, so I dunno - I guess it's a marketing conspiracy, if nothing else.
     
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    Copper for one...
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    And no traces have been found because ancient methheads broke in and stole it all!

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    If you really wanted to maximize monetization of a pay-per-post deal, you wouldn’t staff it with people, you’d use an algorithm.

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    ^He gets it.
     
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    Good eye!
    His full handle is really Algorithm-Bone
    It’s not widely known, but he actually wrote the song “You Can Call Me Al”
     
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    Perhaps the greatest conspiracy theory of all is the way the term "conspiracy theory" has been branded to instantly discredit the person that might be considering it.

    The careful and thoughtful effort to define "conspiracy theory" believers as low credibility outliers that are gullible, lack any intellectual rigor and need to be avoided ...

    A person that promotes and thinks about "conspiracy theories" in certain circles, is going to limit their career opportunities as well.

    It's a term that puts guard rails around human behavior.
     
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    Alls well that ends well. :dunno
     
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    In all fairness, it doesn’t require much effort.
     
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    I remember about 25 years ago if someone were to say that the government is listening to phone calls and going through emails, one was thought of as a conspiracy nut ... paranoid ...

    Then, the Snowden disclosures and it was funny how everyone flipped practically overnight as in ... "oh yeah, of course the government has been listening in ... I already knew that ..."

    Many examples like this.
     
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    Is there a better term for a theory about a conspiracy or for people that tend to believe in them?
     
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