I suspect our innate difficulty in dealing with uncertainty (and also, to a significant extent, with ambiguity) is why so many people rush to embrace conspiracy theories. Even when such theories are obviously incoherent and irrational, they provide the illusion of “knowing the truth” and thus resolving uncertainty, albeit in an entirely illusory manner.

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Allan Milne Lees

Allan Milne Lees

Anyone who enjoys my articles here on Medium may be interested in my books Why Democracy Failed and The Praying Ape, both available from Amazon.