Answer: You post about a topic on TRF.
Great, now let's look at flat earth.
Sounds like a flat Earther. They claim, among other crazy things, satellites are balloons. They even made up a term for them, satelloons.I came across a guy at the park water outside the Embassy suites that surrounds the suites and VUN's convention center the SLP trade show would happen at that NASA supported.
I was on a health walk at that time and asked what he was looking into his telescope. He said I am following this ball of lite that is not real.. Lots of stuff afterthought, NASA say sats but they are Balloons.. He gives me a card and the website is like total crazy...
Too, too true! Still, I think we are much better than most.
Funny, but let's not trek into that religion. You can't fix crazy, but it can at least be medicated.
Back in the day I made a product for the Amiga called the "People Meter". Basically, it was a galvanic skin response meter that did an A/D into the serial port of the Amiga, there was a big "analog" meter screen that would show you how "calm" you were. There was also a game that a buddy of mine wrote, basically it was the I Love Lucy pie episode... you had to pick up the pies as they rolled off the conveyer belt, if you got stressed out the conveyer went faster. I had people ask me if I was a Scientologist... at the time, I didn't even know what that was.Yeah, yer right, they have no sense of humor at all.
The last E Meter I had, I looked at the schematic... hey it's got all the right parts, add a wire here, cut a couple there...
Voila! Rocket launch controller!
They got really mad at me. I still don't know why. But yeah, gotta be careful.
Reminded me of this.Unless, of course, you believe the conspiracy theory about conspiracy theories.
That is that people believe in conspiracy theories due to overdeveloped desire to know the truth, establish control over their lives, and superiority toward others.
More specifically, the theory stipulates that people are drawn to conspiracy theories in order to satisfy three important psychological motives:
- Epistemic motives, the need for knowledge and certainty, or desire to have information. And when something major happens, when a big event happens, people naturally want to know why that happened. They want an explanation and they want to know the truth. But they also want to feel certain of that truth.
- Existential motives, the need to feel safe and secure in the world that they live in. And to feel that they have some kind of power or autonomy over the things that happen to them. So again, when something happens, people don't like to feel powerless. They don't like to feel out of control. And so reaching to conspiracy theories might allow people to feel that they have information that at least explains why they don't have any control over this situation. Research has shown that people who do feel powerless and disillusioned do tend to gravitate more towards conspiracy theories.
- Social motives, the desire to feel good about themselves as individuals, and in terms of the groups that they belong to. People like to have high self-esteem, to feel good about themselves. One way of doing that is to feel that you have access to information that other people don't have. And this is quite a common rhetorical tool that people use when they talk about conspiracy theories, that everybody else is some kind of sheep, but that they know the truth. Feeling that you're in possession of information that other people don't have, can give you a feeling of superiority over others.
- This happens at the level of the group as well, where people have an overinflated sense of the importance of the groups that they belong to, feeling that those groups are underappreciated, those kinds of feelings draw people towards conspiracy about their groups. They can maintain the idea that your group is good and moral and upstanding, whereas others are the evil doers out there who are trying to ruin it for everybody else.People can be prone to believe in conspiracy theories due to a combination of personality traits and motivations, including relying strongly on their intuition, feeling a sense of antagonism and superiority toward others, and perceiving threats in their environment.www.apa.org