Some shit just drives me fucking nuts. So nuts that it’s a good thing that I don’t have a spare icepick lying around with which to lobotomise myself whilst simultaneously clawing out my eyes and excoriating my eardrums. Only the dark uterine bliss of utter senselessness could relieve the pain that is… the uninformed masses.
The thing which scrapes my scrote right now is the vast hordes of conspiranoids polluting the internet and their attendant lack of basic thinking skills; do a quick search for ‘science documentary’ on YouTube and you’ll find that half the results are a melange of nutbag crud varying from Nibiru to the Anunaki and on to the New World Order.
So, seeing as I’m up at stupid-o’clock in the morning, I thought I might share a conversation I had last night with one such ‘noid to illustrate how dangerous it can be to just slightly misinterpret the rules of critical thinking and miss the point of the scientific method. In addressing a comment by an aficionado of the ‘Electric Comet’ concept (I won’t credit it with the term hypothesis or theory), I entered into what ultimately may have been a useful exchange. With any luck, the nice chap involved might think twice before he buys into the next woo he comes across. Probably not, though. I leave it in your capable hands to decide if I made my case fairly or not.
If anyone is interested, for a beginners debunking of electric comet woo, check this out.