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Why You Go After Sloppy Thinking and Conspiracy Theories

May 5th, 2011 | 2 min read

By Kevin White

One popular idea last week, after the release of Obama’s “long form” birth certificate, was that it would make no difference. The convinced are beyond evidence, the idea goes, and the hard-core advocates will never be dissuaded. While that was true of the hard-core Corsi fans, it reflected a strange kind of pessimism. Namely, it suggested that there are only two kinds of people out there: those who don’t believe a given conspiracy theory, and those who will never stop. But preliminary polling seems to be telling a different story.

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