Up first in the Encyclopedia of American Loons we have Mike Adams, a.k.a. “The Health Ranger”.
Adams runs the website NaturalNews.com, one of the most disturbing cesspits of quackery on the net. He is a fierce opponent of science and evidence-based medicine, providing long screeds about the danger of conventional medicine and against skepticism based on confirmation bias, misleading vividness, paranoia and conspiracy theories. He has absolutely no understanding of either science or critical thinking (complete inability to recognize fallacies or bias). He is also a proponent of every imaginable alternative treatment.
He is also a 9/11 troofer.
For examples of his antics, you can read about his “takedown” of Obamacare here: http://scienceblogs.com/in
And also here:
A truly stunning case of paranoia and stupidity here:
A scintillating display of ignorance, stupidity and self-unawareness here:
Mike Adams, a pyromaniac in a field of strawmen:
Diagnosis: Complete loon, flamingly stupid, extremely paranoid, a zealot and a fraud; his influence is probably limited but given just a small base of followers he could wreak some havoc.
(this one is probably a different Mike Adams, but one that deserves a footnote in our lexicon in any case: http://scienceblogs.com/de
ltoid/2006/08/mike_adams_a - this latter guy might or might not be identical to this one: http://blogs.salon.com/000 nd_the_shape_of_th.php 2874/2004/12/01.html#a1310; this means that there are most likely at least two, possibly three, wildly crazy Mike Adamses out there, at least two of which are 9/11 troofers).