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endofworldbook wrote:

> Rob,
>
> While I might have missed it the first time, I've actually
> acknowledged this at least twice. I thought you'd even
> responded to it (although perhaps in your zeal to address the
> problems of national debt, you'd overlooked it). The book
> takes a multidisciplinary approach, relying on researchers from
> many different fields including historians, theologians,
> astronomers, psychologists, etc. Of course the book goes into
> the root issues that are likely drivers behind this. Remember
> that the entire theory of cognitive dissonance in psychology
> actually comes from a small group of psychologists that studied
> a doomsday group from within. The book looks as a variety of
> factors like the rise of the internet, the bandwagon effect,
> appeals to authority, fear of death, etc. All of these have
> served in some way to make the doomsayers' claims seem more
> real.

I understand that your book addresses psychology of doomsayers, but does it address the psychological root causes for why people adopt irrational fears in the area of people who feel marginalised from society, for example? I don't mean people who live in tent cities. Someone can be fairly comfortable and middle-class and still adopt irrational fears that something will happen, but I suggest many people like this sense there is something wrong with society - they don't know exactly what - but they lack the intellectual tools to understand the problems that do exist, so they adopt irrational fears because it relieves them form having to take responsibility from helping to put things right in society. Then along come irrational minds who tell them they are deluded, but unfortunately, these irrational minds are also evading taking responsibility by becoming the other side of the same coin as those they are calling deluded.



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