|ABHORRENT IDEA||WHY ABHORRENT|
|Life forms not dependent on sunlight (chemosynthetic life, deep ocean vents, deep bacteria underground||- The energy of all life derives from the sun. It's a kind of natural law, no organism violates it.
If the top ten miles of Earth's crust was full of bacteria, we would have discovered this long ago.
|Flying machines||- Scientists have declared the pursuit of the flying machine to be a fool's errand. Dr. S. Newcomb
has shown them to be impossible. If one could be built, it would illustrate that the
scientists are the fools, and the crazy dreamers were right all along.
|Spacecraft, humans traveling to the moon||- Disgusting fantasy, only escapist believers in
science-fiction accept that such things are possible. Hitler is
raining down spacecraft-bombs upon London? Don't be an idiot.
What will he do next, shoot us with Buck Rogers ray guns?
|Perceptrons are important||- Minski and Papert proved that neural netowrks are of no value, since 2-layer
networks have severe limitations. We should all stop getting excited about them... and get excited about
Minski's and Papert's AI work instead. Pay no attention to the THREE-layer networks, they just
distract us from pursuit of proper AI theory.
|Childhood Sexual Abuse||- Medical researchers are familiar with childhood spontaneous
bruising syndrome, and the tendency for children in certain
families to break their own bones. Parents beating up their
children, then lying about it? Unthinkable! It doesn't occur!
Or if it does, it must be extremely rare, and only happens for an
incredibly tiny percentage of violently insane parents.
- Chandrasekhar's ideas about "black holes" are garbage, Sir Arthur
Eddington said so. Who are
you going to believe, some young upstart? Why would a reputable and famous
physicist like Dr. Eddington attack these ideas unless they were
|Ions (Ahrrenius)||- ??? chemists couldn't
have missed this
|X-rays||- Lord Kelvin has declared that
X-rays are bunk. Modern physicists could not have missed such an
important phenomenon. If X-rays are real, then it makes the experts look
|Margulis' cooperation in evolution||
violates Evolutionary law, read my lips, Evolution is COM-PE-TI-TION ONLY,
organisms do not cooperate. Haven't you ever heard about, "nature red in
tooth and claw"? Animals never help each other out, communities of
organizms do not create evolutionary niches, and symbiosis is an
extremely rare phenomena.|
|Cellular endosymbiosis||- Suggests that thousands of biologists overlooked a major, totally
Endosymbiosis violates Evolutionary law, suggests that cooperation rather
than competition is the norm.
|Plate tectonics||- Geologists
know that continents don't move, and that mountains are thrust upwards
only when accumulations of oceanic silt pushes the adjacent crust
downwards. If "plate
tectonics" is real, all geologists are wrong, it makes all geologists look
like ignorant nonscientists. Look, one person supports "plate tectonics",
hundreds say that it's trash, it is inconceivable that Wegener is right.
Who does this "Wegener" person think he is, to say that he is right and
hundreds of reputable geologists are wrong?
|Permanent magnet levitation||- Physicists know that stable levitation using permanent
magnets is impossible, it violates the Earnshaw Theorem. Only an
uneducated person would pursue this field. Spinning the levitated magnet
cannot work, it is provably unstable.
- Everyone knows that transistors and diodes require ultrapure,
near-perfect crystal lattices for operation. The whole science of solid
state electronics is based upon this. Ovshinski and his non-crystalline
semiconductors are ridiculous, nobody should listen to this lunatic.
ABHORRENT IDEAS IN TRANSISTION
|ABHORRENT IDEA||WHY ABHORRENT|
|Psychokinesis||- Minds can affect matter? You must be joking. Anyone who believes
psychokinesis is either deluded by wishful thinking
or is the victim of hoaxers. PEAR lab results say differently? Um. Uh...
They've obviously made mistakes. Even the professionals can be
sucked in by Pathological Science. (...and Pathological Skepticism does not
|Cold Fusion||- Small-time chemists succeed where
billions of dollars
of hot-fusion funding and many hundreds of top fusion physicists have
failed. Such things simply do not happen! Mallove claims that MIT
altered data to hide positive results? If he suspects that
collegues are out to suppress CF results, he must be a delusional
paranoid. In Academia, nobody ever tries to suppress dissenting viewpoints.
|Antigravity||- Violates Newton's laws, general
relativity. Matter attracts matter, never repels.
finds evidence for "gravity shielding" in rotating, suddenly-halted
superconductors? Disgusting! An obvious hoax. It is right
that Tampere University quickly shut down his lab and ejected him when
he tried to publicize his discovery. And it was NOT INTELLECTUAL
|Ancient trans-ocean contact||- Ancient peoples
voyaged across the Pacific, and traded across the Atlantic?
Don't be absurd.
Egyptian mummies are found to be filled with tobacco and
cocaine? An obvious fraud, and whoever performed the work should be fired
from their position. Roman jars are found underwater off Brazil? It
didn't happen, so don't study it. We're rejecting facts which don't fit
with our beliefs? No we aren't, because all scientists are objective, and
they know which data are fraudulent. I bet a Sociologist told you that
stuff about beliefs. All Sociologists are obviously jealous of the
physical sciences, and want to tear them down. Everyone knows this.
|Giant Ground Sloths in the Amazon||-
There are no large quadrupeds left to discover. Dr. David Oren says he
has evidence such as feces and clawed trees? He is an obvious crank,
the last ground sloth went extinct over 8,000 years ago. We won't believe
in this so-called "Mapinguari" even if he captures one for a zoo. After
all, even people running zoos can be taken in by a clever hoaxer. |
|Placebo-effect healing||- Suggests that millions
of modern physicians have ignored a treatment which gives 30% to 50% cure rate.
Suggests that there is a connection between healing and the mind. Modern science is not
familiar with any such connection, millions of researchers could not have
missed something so important, therefor it does not exist.
|Chemical transmutation||- Suggests that mystical
superstitious Alchemists know things that modern advanced chemists have
|Small comet bombardment of Earth||- Suggests
that scientists in all of these
fields have been totally blind to a very important phenomena: geo, atmos,
|Magnetic effects on chem/bio||- Implies
that those thousands of doctors who over many decades have
ridiculed magnetic healing devices, are wrong, and the
"Quack researchers" have been right all along. Implies that an important
effect (DC magnetism affecting nerves) was discovered by amateurs and
intentionally ignored by the professionals. |
- It's grotesque Mesmerism, a simple parlor trick intended to
delude the gullible. The "hypnotic state" does not exist.
|Instantaneous meteor sounds||
These sounds are impossible. The speed of sound is slow, and it takes
seconds, if not minutes, for the acoustic waves to reach our ears. If
people report that they hear sounds which are simultaneous with meteors,
then those people are crazy or liars. And the same is true for
is based on "chi" energy and nonexistant "meridians" in
the body. How could science have missed such important
phenomena? If Acupuncture actually works, there must be some
other explanation, like endorphin stimulation or something.
|ABHORRENT IDEA||WHY ABHORRENT|
|Perpetual motion machines||- Violates conservation of
energy, suggests that some crackpot inventors have discovered energy sources that scientists missed.|
|Maxwell's demon||- Violates entropy law,
suggests "heat death of the universe" is a flawed idea
|Telepathy||- Violates 1/(r^2) law
|Precognition||- Violates causation
|Hyperdiluted drugs||- Suggests that Homeopathy
is right, western medicine is wrong. Western science is never
wrong. Suggests that CSICOP wrongly destroyed
Benveniste 's career, a concept to horrible to even contemplate.
Skeptics know the difference between real and fradulent science
before they even inspect the evidence!
- Suggests that fundamentalist Christians are right. Suggests that
neo-Darwinist Evolutionary Theory is flawed. No it's not!
|Ancient humans (100,000BC yrs)||-
Suggests that professional anthropologists are staggeringly wrong about the prehistory of human beings
|Energy from water||- Physicists could not have
missed such an important phenomena
|Astrology||- Scientists label it as
If astrology really works, then
it suggests that superstitions are real.
|Life after death, soul travel||- Obviously the
product of wishful thinking. It isn't true, therefor we are right to
reject any evidence to the contrary.|
|Star Trek Transporter||- Disgusting science fiction fantasy|
|Star Trek Warp Engines||- Even more disgusting! Any Quantum Mechanic who
believes that warp engines are possible should
be pitched out of the QM Union!
|Worldwide plants beneficially affect weather (Gaia hypothesis)||- Surely you're joking. Biologists could not have
missed it. If it were important, then the experts would already be
|Non-bio petroleum||- If petroleum
come from old rotted plants, then we petroleum scientists
might as well burn all the textbooks, give back
our wages to the oil companies, then go off
and kill ourselves.
|- The US Navy succeeded in making metal
and accidentally causing teleportation? This is so stupid that
we will not even lower ourselves to debunk it.
|Science constantly makes huge, embarrasing mistakes, scientists suppress new ideas||- Large numbers of scientists cannot possibly be wrong.
decisions in Science just HAVE to be totally trustworthy, otherwise
there's a chance that modern science is seriously flawed; that
science is rife
with false beliefs which are based upon "group-think" rather than upon