Thursday, December 15, 2005 A very perceptive website

Over the last week or so, I noticed some referrals coming over here from I was intrigued, as happens to be one of my favorite websites. One of my favorite aspects of the site is the way that it ranks websites all the way from "anticrank" to "crank" to "crankiest" to "illucid." It's a great source for finding cranks and those who try to rebut them, and every day a "Crank o' the Day" is chosen.

Guess what? I've been listed on under science, history, and medicine. And, no, those of you who don't like me very much, I'm not there because I'm a "crank." In fact, I've been listed as an "anticrank." That in and of itself would be cool enough, but there's more, so much more that I can't help but split my face with a big ear-to-ear grin. Guess what site been listed on as well?

Generation Rescue.

You remember Generation Rescue, don't you? It's the group that "believes that childhood neurological disorders such as autism, Asperger's, ADHD/ADD, speech delay, sensory integration disorder, and many other developmental delays are all [emphasis mine] misdiagnoses for mercury poisoning." It's also the group headed up by J. B. Handley, the cybersquatter who really, really detests me, as he shows in this comment (and this).

And how is Generation Rescue listed under (besides medicine and consumer advocacy, that is)?

As a "crank," of course!

It would have been nice if GR had listed under "illucid," but a site really has to be way, way out there in a truly bizarre way to rate that. Only a very few of the most bizarre sites can rate such a description. Just surf the website, and you'll see what I mean.

3 example(s) of insolence returned:

At 12/15/2005 12:52 PM, Blogger Rockstar Ryan said...

< standing ovation > That's cool! A compliment for you + a diss on that whacko = double plus good. < / standing ovation >


At 12/15/2005 2:40 PM, Anonymous HCN said...

All well deserved!

The Generation Rescue site is cranky in more ways than one! First they have some bizarre ideas... and then get cranky when someone tries to dispute them!

I noticed when I wandered over the the Mothering Anti-Vax forum that the folks there are singing the praises of GR. I know that the Mothering Forums are listed on the list, I wonder if they are also included in If not, one could always submit a nomination. ;)


At 12/15/2005 6:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Your site is listed as 'Respecful Ignorance (a.k.a. ORAC knows)'. You should probably get them to change it.

Thanks for your site BTW. I'm a regular lurker.

Rich C.


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