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Some Call It Conspiracy Theory, Part 2

• By Iain Davis

The demographic research reveals that there is no such thing as an identifiable group of people who can legitimately be called "conspiracy theorists."

The research also finds no credible evidence that people branded "conspiracy theorists" are prone to hold extremist views or have underlying psychological problems or pose a threat to democracy. These claims are all canards levelled against anyone who questions the Establishment and the power it has amassed.

We noted that political scientist Joseph Uscinski, who is perhaps the foremost scientist in the field of "conspiracy theory" research, cited the work of philosopher Neil Levy as a "simple and consistent standard" by which academics could "demarcate between conspiracy theory and [real or "concrete"] conspiracy."