The two steps forward are..
1) John A Davison died. Yup, he’s gone. Over the last few years he has been the lead crank that I followed.
While others have been kind (i.e. PZ Myers), remembering that he supposedly had a mental break in the ’80s with the death of a family member, my experience with him has been uniformly negative. As such, my inclination is less than forgiving. He was a nutter. When given the evidence that he asked for he attacked the one giving the it; he attacked anyone who didn’t accept his delusions as given fact. As such, I am not sad that he’s gone. His family has my sympathy, marginally…as it seems they didn’t get him the help he so desperately needed. They lost someone they loved. But for him, nothing.
2) Davison’s fluffer, Terry Trainor, apparently forgot to pay the bills on tao.invisionzone.com. Yup…it’s gone. Either he realised it was a self-masturbatory site and so not relevant or it’s raison d’etre died (only Terry and Davison seemed to post). In any case, c’est la vie.
Two less sources of stupidity online.
However, as if to make up for this, we have…the state of Louisiana. Yup, Louisiana. Apparently they felt the level of stupidity in reality was getting dangerously low, so they decided to step up.
Louisiana took the world 5 steps back from reality.
Religious nutbars are dragging thsis world down.