Talk:Craig Weiler

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Restored[edit]

I originally deleted the Craig Weiler article because I did not believe this guy is notable, however, I was recently contacted by someone who sent me a video of Craig lecturing on parapsychology. That can be found here [1]. So perhaps he is notable so I restored the article. DinoCrisis (talk) 11:07, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Craig Weiler is also a part time costume designer, he is also a hair-dresser and has styled well known celebrities hair such as Eveshi, Jon Donnis and Forests and sprayed their ectoplasm mohawks with cheesecloth spray. Arouet (talk) 20:26, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Jerry Coyne debunking Craig Weiler's Wikipedia conspiracy theory[edit]

Link can be found here http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/the-bbc-and-chopra-buy-into-woomeister-rupert-sheldrakes-galileo-syndrome Debunker (talk) 05:50, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Tom Ruffles review[edit]

Tom Ruffles originally wrote a supportive review of Craig Weiler's conspiracy theory book. In his original review is this interesting paragraph about RationalWiki:

As a minor indication of how pseudo-sceptics can treat their opponents, it is interesting to look at Weiler’s page on the organ of balance and fair play that is RationalWiki. After saying that he is ‘known for posting anti-skeptic rants on the internet’, it goes on to say that ‘His current occupation is working as a handyman’. That sounds like he will come round and put up a shelf or fix a leaky tap. Yet the line underneath quotes him as saying ‘I am currently in transition from being in construction’, which sounds a bit more than being a handyman. Perhaps he’ll put up a shed too. However, the biographical page at the back of Psi Wars describes him thus: ‘Craig runs a small successful construction business’ and he ‘also built his own house’. That is a bit more than being a handyman, and illustrates how misleading tactics can be used to denigrate those considered to be ‘woomeisters’, a phrase itself that encapsulates a sneering mindset.: ‘what does Weiler know about psi, he’s just a handyman, anyway he rants so we can safely ignore anything he says.’

Which is false. Because Craig Weiler describes his own occupation as a handyman on his website and elsewhere. Nobody was trying to make fun of him or put him down as working as a "handyman", that is all in Ruffles head. Ruffles later realizing his mistake quietly removed the paragraph from his review, but has made no public apology to his readers or to Rationalwiki. There are also other changes in his review. Compare the old review to the new one. This is an interesting case for me, just more evidence paranormal believers never admit to being in the wrong, and more importantly to why online articles should be archived. Anti-Fascist for life (talk) 19:59, 29 December 2017 (UTC)