OMG -- VOLDEMORT IS REAL! And he is actually a shape shifting SPACE ALIEN (who looks a little bit like James Carville - uh OH!).
Here is a little fun at the expense of the cray cray CRAZY conservative conspiracy theory believers. There are, sadly, so many of them; it is a defining quality of conservatives that they believe things which are not true or factual. This appears to trace back to a conspiracy theory nut named - appropriately - David Icke.
And rounding out the roll call of the dim and misguided and scientifically ignorant, recently we have the Congresman from New York, Republican Chris Collins of New York, inquiring in an official Congressional science hearing. on extra-terrestrial life:
"I think I might ask the question everyone in this room wants to ask, Have you watched 'Ancient Aliens', and what is your comment about that series?"
If you are one of those of us who like their science factual, and straightforward, not stupid and fictional, here is a link that gives you a little background on what that series is - and it damned well is NOT in any way, shape or form science, but it does appeal to the same right wing crowd that believes in shape changing space aliens:
Some reviewers have characterized the show as "far-fetched", "hugely speculative", and "...expound[ing] wildly on theories suggesting that astronauts wandered the Earth freely in ancient times." Many of the ideas presented in the show are not accepted by the scientific community, and have been criticized as pseudoscience and pseudohistory. History professor Ronald H. Fritze observed that pseudoscience as offered by von Däniken and the Ancient Aliens program has a periodic popularity in the US: "In a pop culture with a short memory and a voracious appetite, aliens and pyramids and lost civilizations are recycled like fashions."
Forbes.com contributor Brad Lockwood criticized Ancient Aliens as an example of the History Channel's addition of "programs devoted to monsters, aliens and conspiracies", commenting that, "Ancient Aliens defies all ability to suspend disbelief for the sake of entertainment." Forbes.com staff writer Alex Knapp also criticized the series and cited archaeologist Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews' rebuke of the History Channel for "treating (Ancient Aliens) nonsense as though it were fact."
Smithsonian.com science writer Brian Switek was extremely critical of the series, particularly an episode that suggested "aliens exterminated dinosaurs to make way for our species". He characterized the show as "some of the most noxious sludge in television’s bottomless chum bucket."
But some of them are inadvertently really really funny. Join me in laughing at them, not with them.