Tuesday, May 18, 2010
#16: Henry Bauer
It's our 16th Loon, Henry Bauer! Bauer is a former hobby-cryptozoologist who has jumped on-board Peter Duesberg's HIV-denialist bandwagon. He's a harmless loon (but still a loon) when writing about Nessie, UFOs and ESP (yes, he is afflicted with a bad case of crank magnetism). However Bauer has escalated to red alert level with his dangerous and misleading advice to HIV-positive people (‘HIV does not cause AIDS’), based on literature he simply does not comprehend, claiming that it is the treatments and medicines that actually kill them. Probably partially guilty of some horrible deaths already. Described here.
Diagnosis: Crank magnet; delusional loon; dangerous.