Talk:Serdar Argic

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Delete. Who is this, and who cares? ħumanUser talk:Human 05:20, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

  • At one time, Cosar/Argic was a fairly famous net.kook, IMHO still relevant given the continuing refusal of the Turks to recognize the Armenian Genocide. Look at it this way -- if you read Martin Gardner's Fads and Fallacies, a lot of the kooks he profiles are forgotten, but their mishegaas still exists here and there even today. These little asides like Argic are worth knowing about if for no other reason than history. EVDebs 18:14, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
How far into history do we go? i've got John Sladek's The New Apocrypha (1974) and, while a splendid book, it's a product of its time. How much mileage is there in countering ideas that everyone's forgotten about? (btw I'm just raising a point - no comment on Mr Serdar) Totnesmartin 18:48, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
Some of what Gardner wrote about was a half-century or more old even then, and most of it was 20-30 years old. Maybe we need a category for historical woo, but I wouldn't have any objection to including it. (After all, that's half the fun of reading old skeptical books -- seeing the old stupid and figuring out how it goes with the new stupid.) EVDebs 07:10, 25 May 2009 (UTC)