Populartechnology.net is a strawman denier website

Criticism: Popular Technology.net was named to be misleading.

Rebuttal: This is complete nonsense, using this argument would mean magazines like Popular Photography were named to be misleading which is obviously ridiculous. The website was named out of the editor’s love of technology and as an homage to some of his long-time favorite magazines – Popular Science and Popular Mechanics.

Criticism: Popular Technology.net is a conspiracy theorist website.

Rebuttal: This is a dishonest ad hominem as we have resources challenging 911, JFK and Moon Landing conspiracy theories.

Criticism: Popular Technology.net is a creationist website.

Rebuttal: This is a dishonest ad hominem as the editors all support evolution theory but unlike extremists we respect individual’s religious views and their right to hold them.

Criticism: Popular Technology.net is a right-wing website.

Rebuttal: This is a dishonest ad hominem as the editors are politically independent.

Criticism: Popular Technology.net is a “denier” website. (forgot to say Holocaust, you idiot)

Rebuttal: This is a reprehensible smear as we believe the Holocaust happened and nothing like it should ever happen again.

Criticism: Popular Technology.net is a climate “denier” website.

Rebuttal: This is a dishonest ad hominem as we believe there is such a thing as a climate.

Criticism: Popular Technology.net is a climate change “denier” website. (the climate changes does not mean “climate change” don’t Orwell this)

Rebuttal: This is a dishonest ad hominem as we believe the climate changes.

Criticism: Popular Technology.net is a global warming “denier” website. (global warming isn’t defined by the denier)

Rebuttal: This is a dishonest ad hominem as we believe there has been a global temperature increase of a fraction of a degree since the end of the little ice age.

Criticism: Popular Technology.net is an AGW “denier” website. (believing there is a theory is not the same as accepting it as true, denying it is still denying it)

Rebuttal: This is a dishonest ad hominem as we believe there is a scientific hypothesis called anthropogenic global warming (AGW).

Criticism: Popular Technology.net is not cited, referenced or taken seriously. (“independent sources” meaning blogs)

Rebuttal: Popular Technology.net is a highly cited website referenced by over 300 independent sources throughout more than 25 countries in books and scholarly peer-reviewed journals, by major and regional news media, public policy organizations and think tanks, political institutions, on radio and by the technology community.

2 thoughts on “Populartechnology.net is a strawman denier website

  1. Please do not misrepresent the list.

    1. Those are not strawman arguments but rather actual arguments that have been made about the list.

    2. The independent sources are quite extensive and while blogs are a part of them they include: “books and scholarly peer-reviewed journals, by major and regional news media, public policy organizations and think tanks, political institutions, etc,,,”

    Popular Technology.net is referenced in ten books and in ten peer-reviewed journal publications.

    They keep growing too, maybe I should work on them more?

    http://www.populartechnology.net/2014/11/the-impact-of-popular-technologynet.html

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