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Archives for June 2, 2007

The “logic” of 9/11 Truthers

I know, I know. Denialism.com and Screw Loose Change already posted this, but it’s just such a lovely loony example of the “logic” used by 9/11 conspiracy theorists (a.k.a. “9/11 Truthers”) that I couldn’t resist posting it too. Here, we see a 9/11 Truther “duplicating” the fall of one of the Twin Towers with stackable…

Better late than never

Infophilia finds Dr. Michael Egnor’s invocation of the Stalin Zombie from a couple of months ago and tears it apart. Come to think of it, Egnor’s been laying down some silliness about evolution lately. I had been restraining myself from commenting due to my previous oversaturation blogging about his antics, but I think I’ve given…

Those who still desperately cling to the concept that mercury in thimerosal in vaccines causes autism have been known to write some really stupid stuff trying to justify their position or attack someone else’s rebuttal of the whole “hypothesis.” This week has produced a bumper crop of such fallacy-laden “defenses” of the thimerosal gravy train–I…