Friday, June 01, 2007

How to Become a Crank

Our buddies over at the Denialism blog have a terrific post on this topic.

Accusation: "No credible scientists or scientific agencies believe this theory"
Response: "That's because they're part of a conspiracy to hide the truth!" In addition assert motives for the conspiracy like maintaining control over the populace, spreading materialistic atheist dogma, acquiring grant money, etc. Don't forget to challenge orthodoxy and compare yourself to Galileo! He was persecuted by the orthodoxy too! Remember, whenever a majority of scientists believe anything, that means it's wrong. Cite Kuhn, compare yourself to Galileo.


Great article, the only thing I would add is to Step 2: Disseminate your idea. Internet radio stations are always willing to broadcast a new crank idea and if you package it up well enough, you may even get on Art Bell or Alex Jones' show. Also, consider making a movie, as video is much more convincing than text and harder to debunk as your words must first be transcribed.

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