Skeptic Cage Match

LOL! I have no idea what possessed them to do this– But Skeptic Friends Network set up a fine poll:

Who would win in a free-for-all, anything-goes cage match?


  1. #1 The Chimp's Raging Id
    August 8, 2008

    Whether it comes to an intellectual faceoff or physical smackdown, it’s got to be Hitchens. He’s in the lead at the moment with 30% of the vote (N=43, hehehehe).

    Don’t take the fact I voted for him to mean I like the guy though…

  2. #2 Cory Albrecht
    August 8, 2008

    How come you aren’t in that list, Erv? You can rip the anti-science crowd new ones with the best of them! ­čÖé

  3. #3 Tyler DiPietro
    August 8, 2008

    I would win against all of them, obviously.

  4. #4 Paul Lundgren
    August 8, 2008

    What, no Behe?

  5. #5 Hamsterpoop
    August 8, 2008

    Carl “The Zombie” Sagan FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. #6 Will K.
    August 8, 2008

    Steve Novella was the first guy that came to mind.

  7. #7 Benjamin Franklin
    August 8, 2008

    Phil Plait with 10%. WTF?

    Mike Kaku could Kung-Fu their asses right into next Tuesday.

  8. #8 Benjamin Franklin
    August 8, 2008

    Come to think of it, Mike Kaku could Kung-Fu their asses right into the 11th dimension.

  9. #9 JD
    August 8, 2008

    This isn’t even a contest…Hitchens would win with ease.

  10. #10 aporeticus
    August 9, 2008

    But Penn Jillette is 6’6″…

  11. #11 Arthur
    August 9, 2008

    It’s got to be Hitchens. As far as I know, none of the others have volunteered to be waterboarded.

  12. #12 JD
    August 9, 2008

    But Penn Jillette is 6’6″

    “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight that counts, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

    Besides, Penn Jillette didn’t even make the list.

  13. #13 Stacy S.
    August 9, 2008

    The poll is sexist! Where are Barbara Forrest and Genie Scott? Hmmm?

  14. #14 llewelly
    August 9, 2008

    I voted for PZ Myers. Nisbet’s most recent post on PZ provides a photo showing PZ is holding a dangerous and terrifying toy panda, the symbol of angry atheism.

  15. #15 Kil
    August 9, 2008

    We missed some very important skeptics in the main body of the poll. It’s true. Genie Scott and ERV were a complete oversight and we couldn’t fit Penn and Teller without changing the format. Based on how this poll goes, I think a rematch, including the big winners and some of the folks left behind may be in a round two. We might even come in with a whole new list and the winners of the two will meet in a final death match. So do not hesitate to make suggestions.

    Our silliness knows no bounds.

  16. #16 chancelikely
    August 10, 2008

    Hitch. No question. The man has the soul of Keyser Soze aged in an oak barrel for three years. He’d show these men of will what will truly was.

    Penn would go down in a hurry. Big guys make big targets.

  17. #17 roddg
    August 10, 2008

    Hitch would be tough for sure, but PZ would sneak in his cyberpistol and it would be all over.

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