Crank profiles #4: Will Stancil's "theory" of vibes
Stancil reinvents idealist psychologism, gets confused about chaos theory, declares the eternal question of political behavior "easy"
Every so often I like to write about crank theories of politics, so today I’d like to look at an essay called Vibes in Politics written by Twitter personality Will Stancil. As always, I return to Martin Gardner’s classic signs of a crank from Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, and begin with the last:
Cranks often make up word and phrases that ar…