Saturday, 6 June 2009

How to debate as a pseudo-scientist, quotes

I thought, as a follow up to my last article I would now quote from examples in this matter. These are a list of quotations taken from pseudoscientists which are mostly, quite amusing. Most of these are from creationist sources simply because they are convenient and take up most of the webspace in this.

1. Preaching

FSTDT always has beautiful quotes:

"Physicists have been theorizing for decades about the 'electromagnetic force,' the 'weak nuclear force,' the 'strong nuclear force,' and so-called 'force of gravity'. And they tilt their findings toward trying to unite them into one force. But readers of the Bible have already known for millennia what this one, unified force is: His name is Jesus..."

From here

2. Spelling and Grammar

Robert Byers is a world leader in this field. Look him up on FSTDT

3. Credentials.

I am reminded of the dentist, Stephen B. Lyndon, who constantly seemed to have lied about his credentials in his blog. Check the discussion here on for more.

4. Ignore their points.

I recently got into an argument on John A. Davison's blog. This was because one of his supporters, VMartin, ended up systematically ignoring my points.

As you can see there was a reason I decided not to return, which was due to the abusive nature of Davison and his webmaster. Interestingly enough they haven't decided to post here........

5. Argue from Improbability

I found this discussion here

6. Generalise.

There are many arguments like this. However, I found this wonderful one here

7. Hitler

Godwin's Law is ancient. Therefore, let's have a giggle here:

Almost every issue Hitler was for Hussein is also for.
Hitler was all in favor of human experiments. Obama loves to support murdering babies and human embroyos.

Hitler believe in evolution. Claimed to be a Christian. Was for gun control. Started the brown shirts. Believe in labeling anyone who disagree with him as potential danger to the father land. Hitler's picture was everywehere . Obama picture is everywhere. Hitler was immoral goddless and a meglamaniac. Obama is far more evil and ego is only surpassed by Satan .

Nazi Germany under Hitler commited unspeakable crimes against humanity.

Obama commits unspeakable crimes against the innocent babies so don't tell me that Hitler licensed murdering and Obama doesn't!!!!

Obama upcoming forced volunteer force will be larger than the US military according to Obama nazi squad. "

8. Quote Mining

Please see this article here by me for more.

9. Mud-slinging

Again, I find Davison's vitriol against me as an anonymous poster incredibly interesting considering he has a webmaster that is anonymous.....

10. Mis-applied Science

This is possibly a classic:

"One of the most basic laws in the universe is the Second Law of Thermodynamics. This states that as time goes by, entropy in an environment will increase. Evolution argues differently against a law that is accepted EVERYWHERE BY EVERYONE. Evolution says that we started out simple, and over time became more complex. That just isn't possible: UNLESS there is a giant outside source of energy supplying the Earth with huge amounts of energy. If there were such a source, scientists would certainly know about it. "

Emphasis added by the person who added it to FSTDT.

See here

This post will be a work in process as I get more and more quotes. My apologies if this seems unfinished, but it will be worked upon.


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