Google's business is in cataloguing the knowledge of the world.
Holocaust denial is anti-knowledge. It is noise. It is a collection of bullshit, smears, emotional appeals, convolute fallacies and artless dodges.
The methods of rhetoric that were pioneered and explored in Holocaust Denial were directly imported into the denial that tobacco smoke causes cancer and birth defects, denial that asbestos causes cancer, denial that coal mining causes black lung, denial that black mold causes chronic illnesses, denial of chronic illnesses caused by poorly-studied medications, claims that vaccines cause autism, and denial of anthropogenic global warming.
Typically, when this is pointed out, there will promptly be someone along, commenting [Citation Needed]. That is always the first step of denial — shifting the burden of proof. The Kehoe paradigm. Well, the jury is no longer out, and the piles of evidence are mountainous.
This isn't to say that there is nothing to learn in studying Holocaust denial. There is a lot to learn in studying Holocaust denial — it's a vast and stunning array of the multifarious ways humans lie to themselves and to others.
Holocaust denial isn't skepticism. It isn't history. It isn't a science. It isn't a discipline. It provides no predictive or explanatory value.
It is a smokescreen of lies.
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