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    Default From Coronavirus To 5G, Uncertainty Breeds Conspiratorial Thinking.

    Ariel Bogle & Suzannah Lyons
    October 5 2021

    When are you being sceptical and when are you being conspiratorial? It's not always easy to tell the difference.

    Conspiracy theories flourish in moments of disruption — and a pandemic, most likely caused by the seemingly random transmission of a virus from an animal to a human, can be hard to wrap our heads around.

    People are often uncomfortable with this kind of randomness, says John Cook, a cognitive psychologist at George Mason University who studies conspiratorial thinking.

    Instead, we might be more comfortable with the idea that it was planned.

    "It's more psychologically satisfying to have an explanation that has purpose and meaning behind it," he says.

    Read more: https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/...ology/12722320
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