A certain person by the name of JPGuchiha, a.k.a. Gavin Myatt, is a rather problematic individual. Some of you may know him as the person who goes around people's depictions of tyrannosaurid theropods and taking every opportunity to ramble about feathers and lips. But there's more than that. His overall character is terrible, and the "palaeopolice" aspect of him is only one of his several problematic traits.
He has severe issues understanding other people's perspectives and viewpoints. He believes he's always right and everyone else is wrong. He thinks that multiple hypotheses cannot be plausible and only the ones he support is valid, that there's only one way to interpret evidence.
Now then, I don't really care if you're convinced of featherless and/or lipless tyrannosaurs and we will not be having such discussions here. I'm pretty tolerant to differing views, and what I cannot stand are people acting as if their views are the only correct ones and all others are wrong.
I present to you a compilation of his terrible actions:
Now for further elaboration on some of his egregious aspects:
He refuses to actually look into the perspectives and viewpoints of others, instead preferring to insult them. An example can be seen below:
One thing that becomes notable during the tirades that have occurred between him and his dissenters is his huge superiority complex. When he gets into a disagreement with anyone, he attempts to look intimidating by belittling his opponents, calling them "weak", "morons", "losers", and other attempts at derogatory wording simply because they don't agree 100% with him, attempting to make it look as if he has the stronger position and the higher ground in the argument. He appears to be using this tactic in order to look more convincing towards other people. Examples can be seen below:
Whenever he feels his worldview is challenged in any way, he often quickly lashes out on people, as can be seen below:
You can immediately see he lashes out on people for asking an innocent question about his sources.
This was under Paleop
, and the topic was about lips. He immediately lashes out on Waldbeere7
and brings up religion out of the blue.
I gave him some critique on a tyrannosaur drawing and commented that he should draw his own ideas rather than forcing other people to submit to his views. Of course, since it challenges his worldview, he quickly lashed out on me.
When presented with an argument, he has a tendency to dismiss the argument using fallacious tactics and instead preferring to throw insults around:i.imgur.com/gAAIe7A.png
JPGuchiha possesses a strong, irrational hatred of internet anonymity, demanding people to give them their real names, lest he call them "cowards", "losers", etc.
He also thinks that people's icons are a valid way to judge and hate them to the point where he wants to send them to the vacuum of space (and kill them in the process):
He's not above using racist slurs when he gets into disputes with other people and tries to justify them, and in doing so apparently lacks the concept of proportionate responses:
A racist slur and "awesomebro" are not remotely on the same level - calling someone an "awesomebro" criticises conscious decisions that are up to the individual, while racist slurs such as "cracker" in this context insults someone simply for what skin colour they happen to be born with (in this case, white) and have no control over.
JPGuchiha's not above threatening to hunt down and physically attack people over disagreements on the internet:
He claims that anyone who isn't an outright hateful antitheist is "weak":
Apparently, in his limited mind, being apathetic rather than hateful for someone's religion as long as they cause no negative effects means I'm defending religion. He clearly lacks any form of lateral thinking:
He also has a penchant of lying about his disputes with his dissenters, making himself out to be a victim:
He claims that open-minded atheists aren't atheists:
Attacking and undermining palaeontologist Mark Witton's credibility, insinuating that he isn't a real expert simply since he doesn't agree with JPGuchiha's close-minded views:
If you are religious in ANY way, he goes out to insult and belittle you simply for being religious, no matter how moderate you may be:
He resorts to generalising all religious people using the extremists/fundamentalists and attempting to guilt-trip people:
It's clear that this individual is a terrible person who should not be supported or endorsed in any way.
I once attempted to reason with him, look into his perspective and get him to improve himself into a better person, but alas, it was an exercise in futility and ended in failure, all I got was him raging, lashing out, and insulting me. He sees himself as some perfect example of a being and that everyone else has to follow him 100% or he treats them like shit.
There is simply no reasoning with such a terrible and intrasingent character. You can try, but I warn that it would end in failure. I would suggest blocking him like I did, or if it gets especially problematic, report his atrocious behaviour.