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Basking in the adulation of my fans

It looks like Orac has acquired a new fan.

You see, yesterday I wrote a rather long fisking of Vox Day. (Don’t worry, I’m not going to continue it yet again; this dead horse has clearly been beaten enough). In it, I happened to make a brief mention of and link to an apparent admirer of Vox’s who goes by the ‘nym of MikeT, who defended Vox’s idiotic Holocaust analogy while calling him a “devilishly clever bastard.” I found his comments while doing a Technorati search to see what others were saying about Vox’s article, and my mention of MikeT was very brief.

This morning, out of curiosity, I checked to see if he had written anything more on the matter and found this comment in response to my TrackBack:

Orac, too much of a left-wing sissy to get laid by anyone but one of his students.

Well, I guess that that settles that. Clearly Orac is no match for such an encyclopedic command of history, such a powerful mastery of logical argument, and such dazzling rhetorical gifts as those possessed by MikeT. Truly his Blog-Fu is too powerful for poor Orac.


It looks like MikeT noticed my little bemused retort. His response? More of the same:

I feel accomplished. I got precisely the sort of reaction out of Orac that I had expected. More proof of my theory that most of Vox’s critics are poorly built finite state automata…

MikeT’s criteria for his feeling “accomplished” appear to be quite low. Certainly his feeling “accomplished” doesn’t seem require him to do something like think critically or address the arguments and evidence of those with whom he disagrees, as I did with Vox Day.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

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