He’s still complaining. Maloney is the naturopath in Maine who makes inflated claims about the efficacy of his magic drugs, and who still pops by here and now then to protest feebly, and he’s still making stuff up elsewhere. It also turns out that he has a page warning the world about me and you readers.
The infamous PZ Myers asked those who visit his blog to repeat this message all over the internet. He chose me because of false accusations from a local freshman, who blamed me for getting his insipid little clone blog kicked off the internet. Since Myers runs a thing called the endless thread, the majority of his popularity is manufactured by random postings. But multiple clone sites attach themselves to his and we have a flotilla of clones masquerading as independent thinkers.
When PZ Myers was questioned, he eventually retracted his original accusations, but his clone sites did not. I have spent considerable time answering questions at both PZ Myers site and Dr. Novella’s sister site. Dr. Novella acts as the “brain trust” and “spanks” anyone who questions PZ Myers.
Whoa. You can manufacture popularity with random postings? Why hasn’t everyone leapt upon this tactic? He also seems to like the terms “clone blog” and “clone site” to refer to anyone on the web who has noticed that Christopher Maloney is a quack.
By the way, I did not retract anything I said about him: he is a quack. Steve Novella is not my servant; I’m sure he’d laugh at the idea that he supports me unquestioningly. Novella dropped the evidence bomb on Maloney, nothing more.
Maloney has also given the Pharyngula gang an entry in his main menu. Are you flattered? He claims there that I have moderated him out of existence. He has not been banned in any way, however; his evidence is that he includes a copy of a comment that did not get posted. It has five links in it. Hmmm…I guess I must have targeted that one for deletion because it was so persuasive. The fact that we have filtering software that screens comments for excessive links is irrelevant.
Oh, well, I guess I’ll just have to be kind and reply by boosting Maloney’s reputation on Google as a quack a little more.