The Crackpot Index
Heheh. I didn't know this was around, and it's more geared to physics crackpots, but some of it still applies and it's pretty amusing:
5. 5 points for each such statement that is adhered to despite careful correction.
How many times has Jason Bermas been told that the President's brother didn't have anything to do with security at the WTC? But he can't let it go, because it's such a "Woo!" inducing claim.
35. 40 points for comparing yourself to Galileo, suggesting that a modern-day Inquisition is hard at work on your case, and so on.
Of course, Alex is off the charts on this scale; in an average show he probably cracks 1000 on the index without even breaking a sweat.
36. 40 points for claiming that when your theory is finally appreciated, present-day science will be seen for the sham it truly is. (30 more points for fantasizing about show trials in which scientists who mocked your theories will be forced to recant.)
Kevin Barrett, come on down!
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