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Conspiracy theories are a form of intricate reasoning characterized by elaborate conclusions about secret plots, cover-ups, and schemes often believed to be designed and crafted by public entities such as governments, economic growth and management agencies, multinational corporations, and religious organizations. In recent years, conspiracy theories have become more pronounced within global pop culture, largely due to the proliferation of popular literature and film with foci on secrecy. At least one function of this form of reasoning serves to provide a discourse for the extraordinary and ultimately gives rise to an antithesis of reenchantment in the face of what may appear to be secularizing society.

The term conspiracy originates from the Latin term conspirare, referring to something agreed on or united in plot. The literal translation ...

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