This is the face of a man deemed “so outrageous, so outlandish, so controversial,” that no American publisher would consider his new children’s book Evolution.
Those words come from a new Globe and Mail article that discusses the Victoria-area editor of Junior Skeptic and his book which
…is one of three young-reader finalists in the Lane Anderson Award for Canadian science books. The other finalists for the $10,000 prize, to be awarded Wednesday, are Ultimate Trains by Peter McMahon of Ontario, and The Sea Wolves by the British Columbia team of Ian McAllister, a photographer, and Nicholas Read, a writer.
The article is a good profile of Loxton until this puzzling quote,
Even when displaying a sense of humour, hokum-busting skeptics convey a certain killjoy quality. After all, who does not want to believe in a hairy, harmless, beer-guzzling Bigfoot?
To which Loxton is quoted emphasizing his love of teaching and his disgust at evangelical tactics and debunking.