I tried. I really, really tried. David Gorski just can’t help himself. I must once again take advantage of another teachable moment for those of you who are new to the term I coined known as Narcisscientism. Narcisscientism blinds the true believer to their own logical fallacies. Don’t try to explain this to them though, because you will be led down a long and winding road where all of the terms are redefined and they will move the goal post wherever they have to.
There may be some of you reading this, skeptics most likely, who are scratching your head in bewilderment because I just used your definition of denialism. Yes. That’s because denialism is denialism and you guys do it all the time. Now onto our example.
I noticed a blog post from last month where he was dishing out his usual dose of Resentful Impotence directed at the Thinking Moms Revolution. Again. The Duck Commander made the following statement:
Another annoying characteristic of TMR is that its bloggers take on some truly annoying pseudonyms that range from the height of Dunning-Kruger arrogance, such as “The Professor,” to the cutesy, such as “Princess,” to the faux fantasy cool, such as “Dragonslayer” or “Goddess.”