Why Smart People Still Believe Conspiracy Theories

Stephan Lewandowsky tried to make climate skeptics look stupid (by not even bothering to sample them, but impugning their beliefs as irrational from out of population samples), this study turns the tables on his execrable work and suggests that climate skeptics are both analytical and rational. Highlights Analytic thinking is not sufficient to promote skepticism…

Why Smart People Still Believe Conspiracy Theories

A new study provides an answer

Tue 14 Nov 17 from TIME

High cognitive ability not a safeguard from conspiracies, paranormal beliefs

The moon landing and global warming are hoaxes. The U.S. government had advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks. A UFO crashed in Roswell, New Mexico.

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Medical Xpress

High cognitive ability not a safeguard from conspiracies, paranormal beliefs, Tue 14 Nov 17 from ScienceDaily

High cognitive ability not a safeguard from conspiracies, paranormal beliefs, Mon 13 Nov 17 from Eurekalert

To think critically, you have to be both analytical and motivated

You need more than just critical analysis skills—you need to value using them.

Wed 15 Nov 17 from Arstechnica

Skepticism ‘requires high cognitive ability, strong motivation to be rational’

Stephan Lewandowsky tried to make climate skeptics look stupid (by not even bothering to sample them, but impugning their beliefs as irrational from out of population samples), this study turns ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Watts Up With That?

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