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[–]wizzwizz4 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (3 children)

Note that there's a difference between:

Know the difference.

[–]magnora7 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Yup, and the two are intentionally confused with each other under the banner "conspiracy theory", to make a joke out of those who are actually seeking to present the truth

[–]wizzwizz4 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Yeah. I've been bitten by this in loads of places. While not being a conspiracy theorist, I have identified as a:

  • hacker, conflated with breaks-into-computers cracker; and
  • (novice, not very good) rationalist, conflated with obnoxious pseudo-intellectual rationaliser

It's incredibly frustrating when people take terms to mooch off their legitimacy, and drag everyone else down with it.

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I've just given up on using singular words to define my positions. It always leads to my intentions being misconstrued, it seems

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

[–]Tom_Bombadil 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Nice!

[–]Robin 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Slightly upgraded grammar at https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Conspiracy_theory

[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I shall be framing this one, and decorating my home with it.

[–]Robin 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Another great picture for a not so easy concept to find an image for: https://www.wikispooks.com/wiki/Conspiracy_mindset