You, Me, Empathy - Episode 41: Conspiracy Theories and Mental Illness with Brian Dunning
We also talk about our innate human desire to control our environment when we’re struggling or flailing or grasping at straws in our mental health, when beliefs become illness, how empathy fits into the skeptical worldview, how we find common ground with people who are coming from a skeptical place and people coming from a conspiratorial place, and the misconception that conspiracy theories come out of mental illness.
Brian also talks about his recently published book. Conspiracies Declassified, and shares some of his favorite conspiracy theory stories, including the Lucifer Project and . . . moon rocks!
For links we mentioned during this episode, scroll down.
Thanks for listening, and thanks for empathizing with us!
Support You, Me, Empathy:
Brian on Twitter: @BrianDunning
Skeptoid on Twitter: @skeptoid
Brian’s book: Conspiracies Declassified
Follow You, Me, Empathy on Social Media:
@YouMeEmpathy on Instagram
@YouMeEmpathy on Twitter
@subjectplusverb on Twitter
@subjectplusverb on Instagram