It’s healthy to partake in conspiracy theory, provided you don’t believe it until sufficient facts back it up.
- You could gain a new understanding of the world.
- You can better understand people who believe the conspiracy theory.
- Conspiracy theory is a variation of the hunch. Hunches are at the core of all good police and intelligence work.
- A well thought out conspiracy theory is a variation of faith. Faith is the moral underpinning of rational society.
- A conspiracy theory can be an excellent exercise in civics. Understanding the morality and impact of different actions on society. Include overt ones.
- Most importantly you emotionally condition yourself not to over react if the conspiracy theory or a similar one actually turn out to be true. 9/11 is a perfect example of this. Remember if people can make you have an emotional reaction more intense than you expected, they can manipulate you.
Therefore it’s nearly a certainty that people who mock casual discussion of conspiracy theories are are up to no good. Very likely they are in the emotional manipulation business.