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A blog by Leon Oudejans

Conspiracy thinking


Op 29 februari 2020 liep ik mijn eerste corona besmetting op, na een lunch met mijn moeder (nu 86) en mijn zoon (nu 23). Gedurende 2 tot 3 weken had ik plotseling last van een zware vermoeidheid. Begin maart 2021 liep ik mijn tweede corona besmetting op. De vermoeidheid was wederom plotseling maar minder zwaar en duurde slechts 1-2 weken. Een Volkskrant artikel van...

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The survival of reason in a climate of fear

Both governments and their opposition - of whatever kind - use fear to bolster support in contentious issues (eg, covid-19). Governments force us to choose sides by threatening us with expulsion from society (eg, fines, imprisonment, passports). The opposition stirs our fears by labelling government policies as a conspiracy and as a brutal attack on our rights (eg,...

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The Truth about Conspiracy Theories (2)

I know several conspiracy thinkers and I know for a fact that they are not stupid. Also see my recent Psyche article and this 2021 Slate article: "Why People Believe in Conspiracy Theories. They’re not stupid." Still, they do believe in conspiracies. I do not believe in conspiracies and for very practical reasons: too many people involved, no secrecy. Why do some...

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Media face hard questions on Trump, Wuhan lab (the Hill)

The Hill title: Media face hard questions on Trump, Wuhan labBy: NIALL STANAGEDate: 25 May 2021 "The media face hard questions amid a growing acceptance that it is possible COVID-19 originated in a Chinese laboratory. The idea was disparaged as a conspiracy theory by multiple outlets last year — almost surely because its loudest promoter was then-President Trump....

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COVID-19: Made in China?

By: George Friedman (Wiki) Date: 25 May 2021 "In a recent interview, Dr. Anthony Fauci was asked whether he was confident that COVID-19 developed naturally. He has long maintained that though it was not impossible, the virus was in all likelihood a product of natural evolution. But this time he said something curious: “No, actually. I am not convinced about that. I...

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COVID: Is it OK to manipulate people into getting vaccinated? (the Conversation)

This article (see below) came as a blessing as I was already considering writing on this topic. After reading, one should wonder what came first: such articles OR the “conspiracy theory magnet” as mentioned in this article? It feels like another chicken-egg dilemma.This article is another example of arrogance versus ignorance (my blogs). Apparently,...

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