Holocaust denial and creationism
Given my long interest (and here) in fighting Holocaust denial, I found this post on the Cynic's Lair blog fascinating. (I've been meaning since I started this blog to do a post on the similarities in techniques of argument used by creationists and Holocaust deniers.) What I find interesting here is the way that creationists apparently intentionally misrepresent this comparison. Contrary to their claims or implications, creationists are not being called Holocaust deniers or neo-Nazis by their critics. It is simply being pointed out that creationists use the same logical, rhetorical, and evidentiary fallacies that Holocaust deniers routinely use as "evidence" that the Holocaust either did not happen or was much smaller in scope than historically accepted. Pseudoscientists and alties use similar fallacies. It is disingenuous to imply that creationists are being likened to Holocaust deniers, but doing so allows them to paint themselves as victims.
However, hypocritically, as the author of the linked post points out, creationists are very quick to compare their critics directly to Nazis (or, in some cases, Soviet Communists).
In any case, a more detailed post on how creationists, alties, and pseudoscientists tend to use the same types of fallacies is definitely in the queue of topics I mean to write on...