Well it’s been awhile coming but I’ve finally decided to feature Eric Worrall. He’s been hanging out recently at Watching the Deniers and is a great source of entertainment. It doesn’t matter what the topic is, if it has even the slightest hint of reality about it, he automatically rejects it. It’s actually quite fascinating to watch. He takes denial to a whole new level. I’ve been lamenting recently that I don’t have a special word for this kind of person. Anyway, here is a classic example where a link to an ABC show called catalyst is suggested. The show is 1/2 an hour long. Take note of the times.
So, in just four minutes, Eric viewed the post from rubber taster, clicked on the link and came back with his assessment of a 1/2 show, without bothering to watch it. Essentially he has given an uninformed opinion based on wilful ignorance. What’s wrong Eric? Afraid you might learn something? Afraid of the truth about loss of snow cover, early spring, 330 consecutive months of above average temperatures? Perhaps it was wineries moving to cooler climes? Oh that’s right, you didn’t watch it. You saw it was a real science show and beat a hasty retreat to the comfortable world of wilful ignorance where you don’t ever have to admit that you are wrong. Anyway, well done Eric. It’s yet another confirmation of sorts that your idealogy comes before facts.