Just because I always enjoy bashing Chris Mooney. I consider it something of a spectator sport with occasional audience participation. See his hysteria summed up rather wonderfully:
Really – Mooney seems to have this very easily-triggered terror that a critical comment from one person about one other person will cause some terrible, general, societal harm. But is the structure really that fragile? Are cascades that easy to set off? PZ calls Collins a clown and, whammo, children flee biology class, and Congress passes laws making fuel economy a felony, and the glaciers melt and everybody dies.
What people like Chris Mooney don’t realize is that you can’t change the world without shaking people up. His freaking out at the slightest non-accommodating remark is just pathetic.