Just Another Kind of Gullibility

Just Another Kind of Gullibility December 6, 2014

Conspiracy believers are the ultimate motivated skeptics

“Conspiracy believers are the ultimate motivated skeptics. Their curse is that they apply this selective scrutiny not to the left or right, but to the mainstream. They tell themselves that they’re the ones who see the lies, and the rest of us are sheep. But believing that everybody’s lying is just another kind of gullibility.”

— William Saletan, in the article “Conspiracy Theorists Aren’t Really Skeptics”


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