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Conspiracy theories : How belief is rooted in evolution – not ignorance

Author:
  • Mikael Klintman
Publishing year: 2019-12-13
Language: English
Publication/Series: The Conversation
Document type: Journal article

Abstract english

Being accepted by others matters more to us than being factually correct – and this is the key to tackling our post-truth society.

Keywords

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
  • Knowledgee resistance
  • Fact resistance
  • Ignorance
  • Evolution
  • Anti-science

Other

Published
  • Knowledge Resistance: Understanding and Managing Avoidance of Insights from the Others
Mikael Klintman
E-mail: mikael [dot] klintman [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

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Sociology

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Sociologist with a broad, human scientific interest in social, economic and evolutionary dimensions of environmental and health related problems.

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