Breaking news: Pseudo-Skeptic Injured During Self-Congratulations
The LGF News Desk has just learned that an extremist member of the anti-science blogosphere has experienced a possibly career ending physical injury to his typing arm. Marc Morano, a pundit unknown in science circles but highly regarded in the pseudo-skeptic world, dislocated his shoulder during a severe bout of Dunning-Kruger, apparently while trying to simultaneously pat himself on the butt and give himself a high-five. Tragically, while not life threatening, the injury may prevent him from authoring new blog articles.
According to inside sources, Morano recently took part in a climate debate where his innate ability to yell and his professional sophistry gave his arguments more time than they deserved. When called on his dishonesty by several science and informational sources, including the LGF News Desk, Morano, long suffering from severe Dunning-Kruger Effect, mistakenly concluded he was being congratulated on his fine work.
Sadly, as can be seen by this first example containing the cherry picked context twisted snippet from LGF, it becomes obvious why Morano may have felt proud of his accomplishment. However, if we include the last sentence of the paragraph the snippet was taken from, we see that his conclusion is drastically wrong. Original Article.
Morano threw too many talking points for Bill to field effectively and as is common when a scientist goes up against a professional PR hack, he looked outclassed and flustered. I suspect Bill simply wasn’t prepared for the volume and blatant dishonesty.
It only gets worse for Morano from there. We can only wonder why those around him allowed him to act on such poor conclusions.
The Dunning-Kruger Effect is known to affect many in the pseudo-skeptic community, but injuries as severe as that suffered by Morano are thankfully mostly restricted to members heavily involved in the delusional anti-science propaganda arm of the US right wing.
In an LGF exclusive, the News Desk was able to interview two witnesses passing by Morano’s building during the time of the accident.
LGF: “You were both walking by when the accident happened. Is that correct?”
Witness 1: “What?”
Witness 2: “Yah, I was just texting my girlfriend about last night.”
LGF: “In your own words, can you describe what you heard?”
Witness 1: “Oh man, it was horrible, the screams were nasty dude.”
Witness 2: “First I heard some crazy laughing, then a loud pop…”
Witness 1: “Whoa, That pop was loud, man.”
Witness 2: “… then the screaming started. It just wouldn’t…”
Witness 1: “Whoa yah, it sounded like my little sister. Heh, heh”
Witness 2: “… stop. It wouldn’t stop.”
LGF: “How have you been affected by your experience?”
Witness 2: “I’m going to have bad dreams tonight, that’s for sure. I can still hear the screaming.”
Witness 1: “I’m gonna go home to a couple of spliffs and a twinkie, bro. No way I’m remember this shit.”
We at the LGF News Desk wish Morano a speedy recovery and pray he is able to return to blogging soon. Good luck Marc. We’re pulling for you.
Now for the weather…