Listen to this, the three stooges who appear to be really into playing their parts of ‘Defamation, libel, and reporting false allegations’ to authorities in California are all here. A Voice For Men, should be A Voice For Lunatics! Can you even believe this, and they are total liars and cons! The best part is they like to make stuff up. Truth? Who cares! Oh, several people care and what is even better, they were kind enough to put in print and live video! I promise there is a great deal more to come and it will be the truth and nothing but the truth so help me god. Dont ever get in a pissing contest with a skunk!
Dean Esmay is a rather well-known blogger, HIV-denialist and Peter Duesberg fan. While hes probably a (somewhat and sometimes) smart guy, his understanding of science and critical thinking is sorely deficient (well, breathtakingly absent may be closer to it). Esmay fancies himself a skeptic, but when you lack the basic grasp of science and the scientific method, denialism and crackpottery will easily be the outcome, a fact that is hardly better or more painfully illustrated than by the case of Dean Esmay.
Though he is aware that Duesbergs publication record on AIDS-denialism is sorely deficient, Esmay concludes, as a true conspiracy theorist would of course do, that the peer review system is corrupt. Esmay doesnt appear to have a very clear idea about how peer review works (nor science) but that doesnt prevent him from dismissing the whole system as cronyism because the system doesnt end up publishing fringe crackpot theories from people he likes. Indeed, on global warming Esmay says [b]y the way, watch for the paint-by-numbers responses: the bashers and defenders of orthodoxy love to trot out phrases like conspiracy theory and politics and pseudo science. Because that lets them not only smear the skeptics, but also lets them completely evade the real issue: inherent conflict of interest and lack of objectivity. Notice that its all about bias; when you lack any shred of evidence for your position, nothing beats a good old ad hominem fallacy, in particular the kind that commits the ad hominem by dismissing the opponent due to said opponents perceived ad hominems. Here is a substantial critique of Esmays rants on peer review emphasizing his lack of understanding and knowledge of the process. Its not quite Larry Dossey territory, but not that far away either. You can read a response to Esmays support of President George W. Bush’s bold questioning of scientific authority.
You can see an instance of Esmays rants on HIV being shot, as well as Esmays subsequent implosion into incoherent flailing. (Yes, its the same ad hominem/big pharma gambit again).
He doesnt seem to understand evolution either (indeed, the whole notion of understanding seems to be a general obstacle) and has defended teaching Intelligent Design Creationism in public schools. He may occasionally apply projection as a debate technique, and is no stranger to ridiculous hyperbole based on misunderstanding either.
More recently, Esmay has been managing editor of the MRA site AVoiceForMen. As if he is actively trying to crown the public image of idiocy and cluelessness he has been nurturing over the years with something even more moronic.
Diagnosis: Hypercrackpot and denialist who predictably cannot distinguish scientific research from politics or evidence from baseless opinion, and has no clue to how the scientific method works. The results are the entirely predictable whole gamut of crackpottery and conspiracy theories. Shun him.
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Straight Talk with John J. Nazarian, Private Investigator
January 27, 2014
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