Just when you were thinking the skeptic movement couldn’t get worse

Ooh, 16 September? I’m sorry, I think I have an appointment to scald my skin off with a bucket of boiling hot vomit that night. I guess I’ll have to pass.

Lawrence Krauss should look at that and be reassured that this too shall pass. You can be an alleged rapist and still be invited to share the stage with one of the Big Names, and that Big Name will still welcome you. It’s quite the cozy little boys’ club.


  1. says

    Well look, there’s a lot I don’t like about Shermer, and the allegations got a bit more credible since your initial airing of a complaint, with the Mark Oppenheimer story. But the status of the case is that many people still seem to think there is reasonable doubt. Here’s the RationalWiki take on it, which I would say doesn’t look good for him. But, he still has his SciAm column.

  2. Pierce R. Butler says

    One should never say, “___ couldn’t get worse.”

    That angers more gods more wrathfully than any other assertion in any language at any time.

  3. chigau (違う) says

    I wonder about the ad …
    is there any significance to the assigning of the
    left-brain right-brain
    French and English
    hair-boy and bike-shorts

  4. billyjoe says


    If there isn’t, I’m sure you will be able to find one. ;)
    (BTW: You are looking at the brain front-on, so left-brain is on your right)