I’m not worthy.. oh wait, yes, I am in fact worthy

Bad Astronomy
By Phil Plait
Oct 31, 2005 5:57 AMMay 20, 2019 8:11 PM


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By now you may have seen this meme going around the blogosphere, where you can calculate how much your blog is “worth” in some sort of weird correspondence between links and money. I played with it, of course, but it seemed too self-indulgent to me to actually post it.

But then I started thinking… antiscientists aren’t going broke. Intelligent Design guru and known truth-stretcher Michael Behe is getting rich off his book. Antiscience is well-funded, and garbage-spouting pays quite well indeed.

So with this in mind, I thought it would be amusing to plug in some antiscience sites to see what I got in terms of their “dollar” amount. I’ve been doing a lot of Mars debunking lately, so naturally I put in Richard Hoagland’s site.

What I got was more than amusing. It was downright eerie in its accuracy.

First, here is my site (click the image to get a higher-res version):

Hey, more than a quarter million! Not bad! I wish that were real money. Sigh.

And then we have Hoagland’s site:

If you have a hard time seeing it, let me cut to the chase. Here we are for easy comparison.

The truth hurts, don’t it?

P.S. Yes, I know, these two sites aren’t blogs. Actually, Hoagland’s actual blog is “worth” at the time of this writing $19,194.36. Mine is $138,312.30. ’nuff said.

P.P.S. … and lest you think I am picking on Hoagland, Nancy Lieder’s Planet X website and Bart Sibrel’s Moon Hoax site also rate a big zippo on this scale.

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