Thursday, March 27, 2008

Pseudoskepticism: same shit, different era.


John M. said...

Nah, I don't buy it. That whale has a droopy-ass dorsal fin, if that's the case. The curve is all wrong.

I kinda like the 'giant eel' explanation, but I'm still not sure.

Ursi's Blog has a Loch Ness webcam stream:

So-called professional and sloppy amateur skeptics are right up there with phony newage (rhymes with sewage) predators, spammers, 419ers and boiler-room telemarketers in my Hall of Shame.

Mac said...

The photo, of course, is a confessed fake, which is what makes the "explanation" so funny.

W.M. Bear said...

The use of the word "proves" in the article also represents a logical fallacy since, obviously, the photo "proved" nothing, and would not have proved anything even if it were NOT a fake. In fact, if people on both sides of the anomalistic fence would stop using the word "proves" in this sense, period, their arguments would MAKE a lot more sense.