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I'd never seen the crackpot index, but it does nail VD pretty perfectly. Notice his elegant sidestep at being pwnded -- it's not his theory, just one he subscribes to. Very lame, but when you're Vox Day, lame is sufficient.
Crackpots have universal features, so Baez catalogued them. Teddy is no exception.
Oh I agree absolutely. Denialists of all species basically do things the same way. You can substitute the terms "climate change" for "evolution" or "The Holocaust" or "medicine" in denialist screeds depending on whether you are talking to/reading an AGW denier, a creationist, a Holocaust denier or a homeopath. It's the same basic shit sundae with slightly different turd sprinkles.
So true on the denialists.
Impervious to reality.
It's an attitude I've never understood. I simply don't get the mentality that runs "I have this idea, I like this idea, I'll compare it as accurately as I can to reality, what do you mean it doesn't match? Reality must be wrong!". It beggars belief.....literally.