Saturday, May 12, 2007

Conspiracy Theory Nation

What percentage of Democrats do you think believe that George Bush knew about the 9/11 attacks in advance? I would have guessed maybe 5%. I would have been wrong.

The answer? 35%. Here is the full breakdown:

Did Bush Know About the 9/11 Attacks in Advance?
Democrats responded:
Yes 35%
No 39%
Not sure 26%

You can see that, among those who have an opinion, they are nearly evenly divided. 18% of Republicans and 22% of all Americans answered yes.

I will never cease to be fascinated by the plausibility structures of different individuals. Credulity knows no limits. It is virtually certain that among those 35% of Democrats, a very large part believe that Darwinian theory fully explains all aspects of life on earth, including the Cambrian explosion, and that there is no credible scientific challenge to the theory of evolution. You can also be sure that many of them think that anyone who believes that there are significant problems with macroevolutionary theory is loony.

Speaking of plausibility structures, I encourage you to take my Plausibility Survey here, or view the preliminary results here.


At May 09, 2007 10:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before you fully accept the 911 conspiracy theory created by the Bush Administration - please check this list of doubters. You might be surprised at their names and professional backgrounds. These people have put their reputations and professions on the line.

At May 09, 2007 10:36 AM, Anonymous John said...

Anonymous 9/11 Truther person:




No. (language warning on that one)


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