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Reader comment on item: [Michael Barkun on] Old Conspiracies, New Beliefs

Submitted by stuart lee (New Zealand), Jan 18, 2004 at 01:12

I sometimes despair at the irrational things people will readily believe with little or no evidence and am reminded of H.L.Mencken:

"the most common of follies is to passionately believe in the palpably untrue; it is the chief occupation of mankind."
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