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tsd715 July 27th, 2015 4:24pm

I've been hearing a lot of ridiculous conspiracy theories lately: Do human beings have an innate compulsion to assign sinister meaning to honest, straightforward and generally non-sinister things?

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07/31/15 1:56 am

I voted before I read this one.Ok?

Maj Worth Economist
07/27/15 11:44 am

Overactive amygdala.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
07/27/15 9:48 am

Only if they hold it already in their heart.

It's like the adulterer that accuses their spouse of infidelity.

firefly5 the verse
07/27/15 10:39 am

It's exactly this.

mikeey1962 on SOH where else
07/27/15 9:33 am

Duuuhhhhh, what fun would it be if we couldn't put a different spin on it.....

tsd715 New York City
07/27/15 9:27 am

I think it has a lot to do with our fear of the unknown. When something has a vague and symbolistic meaning, we want to assign a more concrete meaning to it.

tsd715 New York City
07/27/15 9:27 am

That paired with our fascination with all things supernatural and sinister compels us to give it a dark meaning, often the opposite of it's genuine meaning.