(Closed) Is there a conspiracy theory you actually believe ?

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Post # 211
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Sugar Beekeeper
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Public Service Announcement: feelings are not facts, facts exist. They create evidence which holds up under scrutiny because facts. 

Not because feelings. 

Post # 212
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Sugar bee
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mm0601 :  You mentioned earlier in the thread that you have a Doctorate. May I ask in what field? I’m trying to understand where you are coming from, but most PH.D. programs require a lot of research, so I am having trouble reconciling that with your refusal to differentiate between facts and opinions. I honestly can’t tell if you are just intentionally being contrarian at this point, or if you genuinely have a very different perception of things. 

Post # 213
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Bumble Beekeeper
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mm0601 :  I’m just asking for a plausible scenario in which a cover-up could occur. I considered two scenarios: either the researcher doesn’t work for the company (in which case, how does the company find out and no one else?) or she does (in which case, why doesn’t the company make money off it before their rivals can?)

If you think something might be happening, you should at least have some scenario in mind. Thinking through scenarios is one way to rule things out (or in). So while the “big pharma is hiding cures” theory sounds attractive, it breaks down when you think it through (IMHO).

Post # 214
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Sugar Beekeeper
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I guess it depends on what’s meant by conspiracy theory.  There have been things that have happened in the past that were like seen as conspiracies and they were true.

Post # 215
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Helper bee
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WestCoastV :  I did my doctorate in psychology and masters and undergrad in neuroscience. A fact is verifiable, an opinion is a judgement based on facts. As you mentioned, 2+2=4 is a fact and there’s not proof to discern that fact. You aren’t giving 100% facts about this topic though, you are giving your opinion (although it can be based on certain facts) it does not mean everything you verbalize is correct. No, I am not a contrarian and there’s only a couple of people posting on this topic. Bottom line is that my opinion is different than yours and you shouldn’t be scrutinizing people based on differing opinions. 

 

Post # 216
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Sugar Beekeeper
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mm0601 :  Have you never done mathematical proofs?

Post # 217
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Helper bee
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Yes, it’s a way to convince people that something is true. It’s more abstract over trig or calculus. I have a friend who used it to try to prove God exists as well (I’m agnostic)

Post # 218
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Helper bee
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aussiemum1248 :  Pharm companies don’t invest in some research because it can’t be patent, without it they won’t make money. There can be doctors who are close to finding cures but lose funding and aren’t able to continue to research until funding is provided. Again, I also don’t think there’s some magical cure out there that people are hiding, I think there is a possibility of researchers knowing more than they disclose. I keep my mind open of the possibilities because no one knows.

Post # 219
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This thread has runs its course, so I’m going to close it now.

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