14 March 2004

Crackpot index

If you enjoy reading crackpot pseudoscience rants as much as I do, you may have a use for this handy index for ranking their crackpotitude.
5 points for using a thought experiment that contradicts the results of a widely accepted real experiment
10 points for beginning the description of your theory by saying how long you have been working on it
30 points for suggesting that Einstein, in his later years, was groping his way towards the ideas you now advocate

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