"In the 'Weblog Awards Best Science Blog Contest' a psuedoscience web site denying the effect humans have on global warming is currently in the lead over real science blogs. Apparently conservative political sites have been directing their readers to vote for it, whether they read it or not."
And Cognitive Daily’s suggested response to allegations of on-line ballot stuffing?
"I would like to ask you do one thing for us in the name of promoting good science on the internet. Vote for Bad Astronomy in the Weblog Awards Best Science Blog Contest. You can vote as often as once a day, and I encourage you to take advantage of that option."
Oh the fucking irony
Naturally, I felt compelled to visit the ‘pseudoscience’ site in question and was rewarded straight away with an amusing little piece about Al Gore and his breezy, Devil may care attitude to graphs...
Even though I’m currently extremely sceptical about the current case being made for Anthropogenic Global Warming and detect the barely disguised stench of a controlling, elitist global agenda behind that case, I’m personally open to hearing what sincere, decent people who buy into AGW have to say.
Trying to make the debate a Left vs. Right issue, insulting people who hold honest and well-founded reservations about AGW, or circulating half-arsed propaganda in our schools in an attempt to terrify and condition our children doesn’t qualify.
And on a slightly related subject, whilst I’ve been off-line a post I made on the Conspiraloon™ Alliance blog on the subject of fruity symbolism plastered all over our money generated a comment thread which ranged far and wide over the subjects of political and religious belief systems, culminating in one commentator posting a few images taken from Madonna’s performance of Ray of Light at the 7/7/7 Live Earth Concert…
She's got herself a little piece of heaven
Waiting for the time when Earth shall be as one
So, who are the nutters then? The people who make, broadcast and consume this stuff or the admittedly much smaller number of people who think material like this is just a teensy wee bit fucked up and fascist and question where it is all going?