Today I commented on “The Sovereign Independent”‘s rant about the Irish Independents’ piece on conspiracy theories. As I was quoted by Ed in the article on behalf of Skeptic Ireland, the Sovereign really let rip and told me I was a New World Order shill. Despite the furious tone of the Sovereign article and ominous threats that I would be “held accountable” for my “inaction”, I wanted to respond to the author Neil and engage in debate. Sadly, the entire comment thread was deleted, so I’m going to post my comments here instead.
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Sheep, Shills and Freedom of Speech in the Conspiracy Community
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It’s funny how one little quote can inspire such vitriol and anger.
When I was emailed by Ed Power about his impending article for the Irish Independent I immediately thought of one of our skeptics, Jamie. He is much more interested in the “conspiracy theory” end of skepticism and also runs a really interesting group called the Longnow Foundation for Dublin.
So this one little quote, mentioning this website brought down a small (okay, tiny) hail of brimstone down on myself today. I suppose this what happens when you put an email address out there – eventually someone will email you who doesn’t exactly agree with you world view.
Homoeopaths consider playing the race card: http://skepchick.org/2011/05/homeopaths-we-can-play-the-race-card/
Will they ever officially admit that they are making it up as they are going along?
We’re told sitting can kill you?: http://imgur.com/eH22I
Are the devil pictures a nice touch?
For some nerdy astrophysics-y fun, there’s a new game out: http://universesandbox.com/
Gravity is all the more fun when crash into each other in fiery explosions.
Particle physicists have again not found the Higgs: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/life-and-physics/2011/may/11/1
They’re just teasing at this stage.
#SuperInjuction : http://www.skeptical-science.com/humor/superinjunction/
How much would you pay so your wife wouldn’t find out about the other woman?
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What is going on in the skeptical world?
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