Well, there are lots of them. That’s the reason we’re all so upset. We, in this case, being the broad church of skeptics, secularists, humanists, and the like. I’m here to catalogue some prominent idiots.
I started this blog because I wanted to do my bit to debunk some of the idiots’ more idiotic claims. One of the heartening things about skepticism is just how many people enjoy doing this. Many of them are far better at it than me, and I link to them, often.
My job (self-appointed and under-qualified though I am) is to provide Q&A guides to a range of idiots and idiocies. In the style of the x for idiots/x for dummies/x for people who got confused by “x for idiots” books. You know, the ones with publishing executives who leap into oncoming traffic every time they see someone checking wikipedia on an iPhone. It’ll be topical, mostly. It’ll be funny, hopefully. It’ll direct you to people who know what they’re talking about, consistently.
Aren’t your guides a bit of a rip-off of Pass Notes from the Guardian?
Obviously. Can you think of a better place to steal one’s journalistic style? Anyway, I’m ruder. Therefore, cooler.
Can we have a list of the idiots you’ve explained to us idiots so far?
Of course you can.
Idiot #1 is Gillian McKeith.
Idiot #2 is The Church of Scientology.
Do let me know if you have any clever ideas for subsequent idiots.