Field of Science

The scientifically incorrect guides to science

An email sent to PZ Myers has a paragraph that start with "Evolution is the biggest lie Satan has ever told." and ends with "Even the prophet Isaiah knew that the earth was round. (Read The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science)." You should go read those emails he get. They are incredibly funny and very frustrating.

I didn't know about that book, so I went and found it on google books, and discovered that it is a series of guides on various subjects that are controversial for the right-wingers and other Americans with a political or religious persuasion that conflicts with the real world.

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The text on the top of the covers say
Liberals have hijacked science for long enough. It's time to set the record straight.
"Annoy a godless liberal: Buy this book" -- Ann Coulter.

Jonathan Wells is a Moonie and one of the founders of the Intelligent Design movement, and Tom Bethel is a journalist and member of the Group for the Scientific Reappraisal of the HIV-AIDS Hypothesis, a group of AIDS denialists (that is, people who do not accept the scientific consensus that HIV is the cause of AIDS). The scientific community has rejected their spurious claim, of course. Another of the members, Peter Duesberg, was an advisor to Thabo Mbeki, who, based on the idea that HIV does not cause AIDS, failed to deliver drugs that could have saved hundreds of thousands of lives in South Africa.

I seriously wonder what goes on on the heads of people like this. I'd give my right arm for a mysterious portal... But then again, I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.


  1. Hi Bjorn, no need to give your right arm, just use it to click here: and look for yourself!
    I would say his motives lie in honesty, integrity and truth. Along with the other 2600 members of the Group for the Scientific Reappraisal of the HIV/AIDS Hypothesis : I know you haven't looked at the science behind hiv causing aids, because there isn't any!
    Have a nice day. Bob

  2. buskerbob, I wouldn't give my right arm for a URL. Mysterious portal... to his head! URL/head. Not the same difference. Do you see it?

    Finding the evidence on the interwebs is the easiest thing. Here are some: NIH | CAP | WebMD

    Please, please, please do not give me the links with the rebuttals. Or the rebuttals of the rebuttals. I'll just acknowledge that those exist, and we can dispense with it.

    My real question is this. What is the underlying agenda of the AIDS denialists?


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