Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Denialism paranoia

In the middle of this article about "denialism" lies this tasty tidbit:
It is tempting to wonder if activists sympathetic to climate and evolution denial might be grasping opportunities to discredit science in general by spreading vaccine and HIV denialism.
So, having described how these "denialist" movements set themselves up as underdogs fighting a corrupt elite engaged in conspiracy, the author gets a touch of paranoia and conspiracy theory himself. Look out, everyone: denialist movements are all part of a big conspiracy to weaken the public's trust in all-powerful Science! Aiee!

Mokalus of Borg

PS - The statement may be made ironically.
PPS - I still prefer my interpretation.


Erin Marie said...

I thought it said 'dentalism paranoia' and was confused when the post wasn't about people who were paranoid about the movement towards looking after your teeth.

John said...

Yes, I can see how that would be confusing. Is there even a Dentalism movement?

Erin Marie said...

Not according to Wikipedia. But it made sense in my head.

John said...

Fair enough. I think we've already accomplished most of what any Dentalism movement would have aimed for anyway.