Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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I believe part of the issue is societies negative connotation with the word 'addiction' when the denotative meaning has absolutely no stance on the way we treat the word 'addict' or 'addiction' and clearly in this article, you sympathize with this negative connotation of the word addiction because...? The actual definition is clear, it is being addicted to a substance or an activity. I believe your problem with the statement, "Everyone is addicted?" is that you don't want to be labeled an addict because people like you view "addicts" as dirty and icky and immoral even though the definition has nothing to do with your feeling about addiction and that is all this article is filled with. Forget the science... You were linguistically wrong from the beginning because your whole argument was one of pathos and gaffe and nothing else.
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