Saturday, June 30, 2007

Intro to HIV Denialism

Tara at Aetiology posted a video interview with John Moore and Jeanne Bergman, two founders of the AIDSTruth website.

Of course, in roll the Deniers. These threads typically go on for 300-600 posts with all the Denier goal-post moving. Have fun playing with them :)

The Denier swarm probably wont move over here though (my black magic frightens them), so you all are more than welcome to leave questions here!

9 comments:

Tyler DiPietro said...

So is this spot more like a refueling depot, a barracks (for recruiting, obviously!) or a bunker?

As a hardcore RTS nerd, I must know!

Ian said...

Wow. What a cesspool. I'm going to stay over here, where the denialists aren't :)
(When I visited Tara's post there were only a couple comments, so I had no clue how it would end up.)

Tara said...

Yeah, going by the comments on the blog you'd think all I post on is HIV/AIDS, when it's actually only a few posts a month, but each post just accumulates comments then for weeks. (and weeks and weeks and weeks....)

Tyler DiPietro said...

Jesus Christ, I read through the comments, and you people ain't kiddin'! I haven't seen such a garbage heap of logical fallacy and conspiracy paranoia since...the last time Tara posted on the topic!

I think my own pet phrase was spot on, there really is a "War on Tara" going on in the minds of the deniers.

Tyler DiPietro said...

Holy shit, some guy compared himself to Tom Paine in that thread. That's a new one.

(I know it's probably annoying to give a play by play, but I just had to note that. It's new!)

ERV said...

Tyler-- Its insane, I know. But theyre just parrots-- learn their lines and its like a horrible, horrible video game, shooting them down. Eh its the same damn 'game' with Creationists, you know how to 'play'.

They dont know how to address the stuff I do, so they keep away, I guess. So this is more like a force-field enclosed star cruiser :P

Tara-- Its like they just sit around, WAITING for a post to descend upon. I hope theyre at least learning something from your other posts while theyre there. Arg.

Chris Noble said...

But theyre just parrots-- learn their lines and its like a horrible, horrible video game, shooting them down.

Space Invaders
The resemblance is uncanny.

Did you catch Maniotis inventing a quote from a paper?

False quote
Actual source

According to his Denialist friends it's OK to invent quotes if they have truthiness.

I expect this from the more scientifically illiterate Denialists but Maniotis has a PhD and worked under Judah Folkman. You have to wonder what caused the mental meltdown.

ERV said...

Chris-- I know what it is. Maniotis has been eating denatured foods.

:P

Chris Noble said...

I know what it is. Maniotis has been eating denatured foods.

I have sympathy for Noreen. None for Maniotis.