Conspiracy Theories—An Evolutionary Adaptation

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5m Apr 22, 2021

In the new field of the psychology of conspiracy theories it is becoming apparent that conspiracy theories and conspiracy theorists are adaptive. To look at this thesis we are going to talk about Harry Markopolos and Bernie Madoff as Malcolm Gladwell explores them and their connection with the Truth Default Theory of Tim Levine.
This new field the psychology of conspiracy theories has revealed some very interesting insights already especially in the work of one of its pioneers Karen Douglas University of Kent's researcher in the field. In a world that seems to be saturated with conspiracies from flat earth and Finland's non-existence to antivaxxers and the QAnon conspiracy, there is plenty to think about. Today we are going to look at why conspiracies might exist from an evolutionary perspective.

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