In my last post on MM I wrote about how convinced I was that Obama was born in the US. Now that Obama has released his long form birth certificate this issue should go away. However it won’t. People love to believe in conspiracy theories if they cast aspersions on political enemies. In the last 10 years there have been three major US political conspiracy theories based on nothing but lies. They are Trutherism, Trigism (probably the most disgusting of them all), and the Birthers.

Why do people believe conspiracy theories that are so clearly false?