Sunday, December 1, 2013

Who Are the Worst Denialists?

Asking "Who are the worst denialists?" is a good question, because it makes us define what we mean by worst, and further it makes us really think about why this should matter to us. Sure, the moon-landing hoaxers are kind of fun, but are they really as bad as the anti-vaxxers? The anti-climate-change people? Physics cranks? The 9/11 Truthers?

So? Who are the worst denialists, and why?

Inspired by an article and comment section discussion at io9.

2 comments:

The Mighty Anonymous said...

Anti-vaxxers, hands down, because only one of these denial groups has an actual body count under its belt from the lies its spread.

Michael Caton said...

There is a direct link to mortality than most denialists, although there are robust HIV-denialists who I think have a non-zero body count as well. And I don't know if you'd call them denialists, but the anti-abortion movement definitely has a non-zero body count as well.