According to an Oxford University study, conspiracy theories are mathematically wrong. This will now give an irrefutable scientific advantage to those who struggle to explain why vaccines do not cause autism, or that Neil Armstrong placed his foot on the actual moon to those who are more prone to believe that everything is a conspiracy and everybody is out to get them.
While some people are more sensible to facts and science, others have the tendency to search for the truth in various places. Those alternate interpretations of various facts are called conspiracy theories and they usually pop up whenever a two or more people start doubting an obvious truth.
The American popular culture had its share of conspiracy theory makers and believers over the years. From the moon landing that was considered fake, to the “supposed” Kennedy or Lennon assassination, to more recent ideas that vaccinating your child against terrible diseases that could kill him may cause autism, or that there already is a cure for cancer, but the pharmaceutical companies are holding it back because they want to profit more from chemo drugs sales.
But a study conducted at Oxford University and led by Doctor David Grimes proved that conspiracy theories are mathematically wrong. Dr. Grimes and his team managed to devise a formula that calculates the probability of a conspiracy theory to end up being true,
The variables used for calculation are the time length between the moment in which the conspiracy happened and the moment in which it unraveled, the likelihood of the theory absolutely failing and the number of people who conspired or just how many individuals know details of the conspiracy.
The calculations were applied by Dr. Grimes and the members of his team to famous conspiracy theories that have been around for a while now.
According to the Oxford-devised mathematical formula, only 3.7 years would have been enough to reveal that NASA’s moon landing was a fake, an average of 3.7 and up to 26.8 years to prove that the climate is not changing because we simply don’t want to believe such nonsense, an average of 3.2 and up to 34.8 years for a link to connect vaccines and autism to be discovered and only a mere 3.2 years to prove to the naïve chemo-drugs buying people that the companies are hiding the cure somewhere in a safe and not even Steve Job’s money could have made them open it.
The complete study that shows conspiracy theories are mathematically wrong was published in the journal PLOS One.
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