A very special place for all the worst comments I get on my blog.
I’ve decided to stop censoring comments. I think it is a terrible thing to do and have only had to censor a handful of comments in the lifespan of this blog. But, starting from today I will be showcasing the worst comments, instead of covering them up. I just feel better about it this way.
Please feel free to express your opinion about these comments.
Number 1: Skeptics caused the Inquisition by Patrizia Mariani
The first entry in the hall of shame is by someone called Patrizia who earns this esteemed position for stating outright that skeptics caused the Inquisition, the Holocaust, and other horrendous things. She is factually incorrect and excruciatingly ignorant both of the position of scientific skeptics and the terrible acts she blames us for.
Number 2: Ignorance by Ronny Finch
It has been a long time since Patrizia fired the first salvo in the Battle of the Braindead that is the Skepticdetective Hall of Shame. But today I have a brand new piece of dumb-assery to load onto this page (yay!).
I received this email last night:
On 18 July 2012 01:21, Ronny Finch <email@example.com> wrote:I don’t see why you have to prove that everything is wrong with everything. Have you ever conducted your own experiments about memory water? im guessing no….you seem like an ignorant little child who has to make sure that everything is wrong. I’m sure your being paid by some pharmaceutical or corporate giant to disprove that anything all natural, organic or homeopathic is a scheme. You are truly misguided, ill will pray for you and hope you choose a better way to spend your time other than trying to disprove inexpensive remedies or cures that work.
Well done Ronny! You earn a place in this list because your email is yet another repetition of the baseless accusations that skeptics and critical thinkers receive all the time. You couldn’t even come up with an original insult.
I don’t have to do my own experiments to know that water memory is bullshit – if that was how science worked we’d all still be carving our own wheels.
I’d love it if Big Pharma could send me my cheque… Any day now, I’m sure it’s in the post.
I don’t think that anything all-natural or organic is a scheme. But I do know that homeopathy is not medicine. The scientific establishment has tested it and shown it to be no better than placebo. It wouldn’t be, because there’s nothing in it.
Have a lovely day, Ronny Finch.
Number 3: Skepicism by Rick
I love this “you’re not a true skeptic if you don’t believe stupid bullshit” argument by Rick:
One can have a skeptical attitude and still believe in God (I find it offensive, but more importantly, I am sad for you, that you defame His good name by calling Him ‘That Wizard in the Sky’: may you turn around your mind before you meet your Maker) In fact, I am a Christian because I am skeptical: I am skeptical about a lot of absurd things these days and that is including the most absurd, evidence-defecient, and multi-flawed theory of them all: Evolution. Half the scientists do not believe in this theory; the rest, who believe, are split in half as to the controlling agency for Evolution. Anyone who says something like this is, to my mind, not a totally consistent and honest skeptic and shouldn’t be listened too. In short, I am skeptical about you.
Can we get one thing straight? Rick is wrong. OK? There is a metric fuck-ton of evidence for evolution. It has flaws, like every theory, but not nearly as many as intelligent design or creation.
Which half of ‘the scientists’ don’t believe it Rick? The half you made up?
What a dumb-shit thing to say.
Number 4: Illuminati Conspiracy!
The shattering stupidity of this comment, by Alan, speaks for itself:
Clean your liver and you can drop your allergies over a couple of weekends. Sulfite is a poison and so is GMO. GMO shuts down your organs and slowly kills you…Stress is caused by a toxic acidic body that is mal-nourished.
This Blogger I suspect works for the Illuminati and is promoting the interests of toxic terrorism in food, water, air. This Blogger is quick to shrug off Conspiracies which lurk in every isle of a grocery store (proof). Organic food has close to 1000% more nutrients in them when you look at the cross-section of each element of source of nutrition that makes up the fruit or vegetable. Example Spinach has 1000% more Iron in it than non-organic Spinach. GMO is mal-nutrition on steroids
First of all, the liver doesn’t cause allergies by being unclean. If it did, my newborn son wouldn’t have been born with a milk allergy. Your liver is very good at cleaning itself, a fact the detox industry does not want you to know.
Thanks for pointing out my Illuminati affiliations Alan, I was wondering where all the extra money was coming from. Now that you’ve made it clear to me, it all makes sense.
Alan’s whole thing about organic food having more nutrients is pure, free-range bullshit. As far as I am aware, ever such claim made by organic food proponents has been proven to be false. He clearly has no idea what Genetic Modification actually is.
Well done, you poorly-informed-conspiracy-promoting-GM-ignorant dumbass, you have won a place in the Hall of Shame.