Is Skepdigger Really Rebecca Watson Herself?
July 20, 2012 1 Comment
Reliable sources say this exchange happened on Facebook yesterday:
Chris: “The problem in mostly withdrawing from organized skepticism is that I’m now less likely to be visible enough to get misrepresented by SkepDirt :(”
Dave: “LOL! Who’s doing that site? It’s hilarious.”
Chris: “Dave — probably Rebecca Watson. You know what a psychonaut she is.”
Derek Colanduno: “I did a search on that site. I guess I need to get more controversial!”
Rob: “Skepdirt kinda looks like a “Soap Opera Digest” for skeptic activity. Or am I misunderstanding?”
Chris: “Rob – I think it’s trying to be more of a parody site of Skepchick than an actual digest”
Derek Colanduno: “I wonder when folks will realize that some of these dumb as dirt things which too many of us skeptics get all undie-bunchy about are just so blazingly dumb that it enables this type of mockery?”
Is It True?
Could this reporter actually be Rebecca Watson (@rebeccawatson on Twitter), skepticism’s Public Laughingstock Number Two (Number One being PZ Myers, of course)? Is SkepDirt really just a ruse to get Rebecca Watson (@rebeccawatson on Twitter) more known throughout the skeptical world by subtly advertising her serious blog (Skepchick) and her other joke blogs? Is this very report an admission by Rebecca Watson (@rebeccawatson on Twitter) that she is, in fact, this reporter, or is it a clever ruse by someone else to divert attention towards Rebecca Watson (@rebeccawatson on Twitter)?
Derek Colanduno, your last question is exactly right. And now that you have caught this reporter’s eye, SkepDirt will be sure to run a detailed exposé on you the next time you do something idiotic!
Thanks for talking about us, and keep reading SkepChick!