What if there is no evil plan?

Conspiracy has become a pretty common way for understanding and explaining the world. It’s an entirely human tendency to try and create some sort of motivation behind events, especially negative ones, to explain why they happened. Believing there’s a big plan going on can be a comfort to some, because then there’s at least a reason for why the things they don’t like keep happening, and someone to blame for it all rather than fate, chance, or the chaotic interactions of billions of individual decisions.

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Yes, that plan worked well

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Many, many things. PhD student at QMUL. Councillor. Ran the 2019 London Marathon for Brain Research UK. @nickjbarlow on Twitter.

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