Welcome back to "Doggerel," where I ramble on about words and phrases that are misused, abused, or just plain meaningless.
Woos often like to claim that they're offering a "new paradigm" for science, often citing figures like Newton, Einstein, and Galileo. It's certainly possible that some idea that seems ridiculous at first may lead to better science in the near future, but it certainly won't be done by the woos. The key difference between the radical ideas of the great scientists and the radical woo ideas of, say, Gene Ray, is that the scientists actually care about giving good evidence, making predictions, and testing them.
Woos, on the other hand, resist skeptical tests, torture their predictions into unfalsifiability, or even outright deny the need to examine their claims. This is not a new paradigm. It's an old one: It's true because I say it is. Rejecting that old, narrow way is what has lead science and civilization to where it is today. If we don't preserve the scientific method, we're going to fall back into the dark ages.
The foam-invoking part of this doggerel is the implication that skepticism is about rejecting new ideas. Skepticism is about testing all ideas, so naturally we get quite irritated with people who do nothing but make excuses to avoid tests. The implication is just an attempt to distract people from that point, and the sad thing is that it apparently works on some people.