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(Some Guy)   A good handbook written by a cognitive psychologist for how to spot a conspiracy. Oddly enough, "promoted by Trump or Alex Jones" is not on the list   (skepticalscience.com) divider line
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2020-06-29 11:45:30 AM  
19 votes:
One of the first things I always look for in determining whether or not a scientific book or handbook should be respected is whether its fundamental concepts can be distilled down to an acrostic. If the word used in the acrostic has itself been shortened by one letter, that tells me that there is a great deal of efficiency at play and elevates the underlying theory to one deserving a great deal of respec. Respec:

Read
Every
Sentence and
Preach
Each
Concept
 
2020-06-29 7:21:33 PM  
6 votes:
things to look for:

Data
Integrity
Concepts
Knowledge

things to avoid:

Bias
Underhandedness
Tautologies
Trickiness
 
2020-06-29 12:15:29 PM  
5 votes:

Pocket Ninja: One of the first things I always look for in determining whether or not a scientific book or handbook should be respected is whether its fundamental concepts can be distilled down to an acrostic. If the word used in the acrostic has itself been shortened by one letter, that tells me that there is a great deal of efficiency at play and elevates the underlying theory to one deserving a great deal of respec.


Peruse
Leisurely
Enjoying
All
Sentences
Especially

Direct
Objects,
Nouns,
Transitions,

Capitilizations, and
Unique
Characters
 
2020-06-29 7:32:58 PM  
4 votes:

Byno: leeksfromchichis: things to look for:

Data
Integrity
Concepts
Knowledge

things to avoid:

Bias
Underhandedness
Tautologies
Trickiness

That's one too many T's; your argument is invalid!


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Can one ever have too many Ts?
 
2020-06-29 7:36:05 PM  
3 votes:

leeksfromchichis: a particular individual: Subby:

You meant conspiracy THEORY.

Conspiracies tend to be real. Conspiracy theories tend to be 99 & 44/100ths % BS.

Conspiracies are all ten hundred percent real, on account of everything extant existing. But, my dear Watson, you've forgotten the vernacular again.

The Black Hand that assassinated Ferdinand was a real conspiracy, that is was funded by the greys to get more leverage when negotiating butthole mining rights with the tri-latteral commission is (hopefully) merely a conspiracy theory,  but both fall under the broader term "conspiracy" in the common man's parlance.

That's knowledge and I've avoided your tautology. #DICKBUTT!


Well.

Don't expect a Christmas card this year.

Speaking of Dickbutt:

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2020-06-29 5:50:07 PM  
3 votes:
Just the kind of thing the conspiracy would put out.

O_o
o_O
 
2020-06-29 11:49:01 AM  
2 votes:
Brad failed to download the handbook, and his house caught fire.  Don't be like Brad.  Download the handbook.
 
2020-06-29 9:10:20 PM  
1 vote:

Byno: All kidding aside, what the fark is a "cognitive psychologist," and where in TFA does it say that (my reading comp may suck looking at my phone; alas)?

I have a hard enough time with Devry MSW graduates practicing social work having graduated from an undergrad institution you've never heard of on top of a LOT of them trying to solve their own behavioral health issues (which is why they got into psychology in the first place) on top of, did I mention, getting a Wikipedia degree; what's almost as bad is an un-credited article it took me 40 seconds to read (and that's just terrible), that, as Pocket Ninja points out, is inane.

Psychiatrist:  patient suffers from paranoid-delusional thinking in absence of hallucinations; Cluster A Personality Disorder most likely indicated; referral to DBT and prescribing anti-psychotics and anti-anxiety medication. Meds pc qhs qd....

"Cognitive Psychologist": CONSPIR!

/rant


Um, you're on the internet. You could google it.

You googled something else. WTF is wrong with you? It's been a major field in psychology for thirty years. It's fine that you don't know that, but why do you think an article should explain something a person farking connected to the internet could look up?

I don't think pocket ninja was saying the article was inane. I hope not, since my ninja friend is normally sensible.

Your degree in wikipedia should at least have gotten you this far: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cogniti​v​e_psychology
 
2020-06-29 7:41:37 PM  
1 vote:

a particular individual: leeksfromchichis: a particular individual: Subby:

You meant conspiracy THEORY.

Conspiracies tend to be real. Conspiracy theories tend to be 99 & 44/100ths % BS.

Conspiracies are all ten hundred percent real, on account of everything extant existing. But, my dear Watson, you've forgotten the vernacular again.

The Black Hand that assassinated Ferdinand was a real conspiracy, that is was funded by the greys to get more leverage when negotiating butthole mining rights with the tri-latteral commission is (hopefully) merely a conspiracy theory,  but both fall under the broader term "conspiracy" in the common man's parlance.

That's knowledge and I've avoided your tautology. #DICKBUTT!

Well.

Don't expect a Christmas card this year.

Speaking of Dickbutt:

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2020-06-29 7:22:27 PM  
1 vote:

leeksfromchichis: things to look for:

Data
Integrity
Concepts
Knowledge

things to avoid:

Bias
Underhandedness
Tautologies
Trickiness


That's one too many T's; your argument is invalid!
 
2020-06-29 7:16:02 PM  
1 vote:
Wonder what would happen if someone went to multiple prominent conspiracy sites, make matching accounts and basically make a post that states the book is the truth and that THEY are trying to suppress this Truth.  Then promptly delete all the accounts and leave the posts for several months.  Then REMAKE those same accounts and ask the site admins to delete the posts because they were "mistakes" and everything "you" said was untrue.  Make it all public on their forums for "transparency".

That wouldn't trigger paranoid delusions, would it?  HMMMMMMMMMM.....
 
2020-06-29 6:29:44 PM  
1 vote:
Well the Lizard People told me this article was full of shiat and thats good enough for me.
 
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