The lies of Maloney

Christopher Maloney has been going around the Internet trying to defend himself, often at hostile sites (i.e., places where science is discussed and woo is not tolerated). He is generally getting thrashed wherever his ugly little head of woo pops up. While that’s been entertaining, there are still places where he isn’t always challenged, often due to low traffic or people just being tired of his antics. One of the points I’ve only seen challenged once (and I forget where) is this one:

Please check the PZ Myer website for complete information. For those who haven’t caught up, PZ Myers has already rescinded his previous posting about me.

Of course, this isn’t really true, and what part of it is true isn’t true in the way Maloney wants people to think. Specifically, he’s referring to this post. PZ points out Maloney’s claim that he never contacted WordPress directly. That’s probably true. But what isn’t true is that Maloney is innocent in the whole affair. As PZ says,

Note the comment from Mark at WordPress, “We were sent”. Someone targeted Hawkins, and sent a demand to WordPress to shut him down. This is someone in communication with Maloney, because Maloney just sent me this email:

The email in question can be seen at the above link. It shows that Maloney was in contact with Andreas Moritz and knew what was going on. His responsibility is not lifted simply because he doesn’t show the same quacking initiative as Moritz to actually send an email.

But more important here is the fact that Maloney is going around saying PZ simply rescinded his post. In this instance he said it in response to a YouTube video of him quacking. (Did Moritz send YouTube a letter threatening a lawsuit for him?) It’s obvious he wants people to think PZ does not believe him to be a quack or that PZ’s opinion of him is somehow not horribly negative; he wants to give the impression that he made an intelligent person run off, tail between his legs. Of course, that isn’t the case. Everyone, especially PZ, knows Maloney is still a quack. What’s more, everyone is able to see that Maloney has always been involved. His hands are not clean, he is a quack, and best of all, he has made things far worse for himself because any Internet search of his name will inevitably turn up results for his quackery.

3 Responses

  1. “If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck, it must be a Maloney”

  2. I guess the stereotype that we Irish are full of blarney and tales is only a good thing when we’re in the pub. Obviously one of my fellow tribesmen has decided that being a charlatan can be profitable, rather than just entertaining.

    a couple differences to note; I’m more than willing to admit to being full of shit, and I don’t feel that duping others for profit is a necessary evil. ( Free drinks for particularly good BS stories excepted.)

  3. Accepted. also.

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