n. a crazy person, especially someone
who purports to be a scientist or inventor who has discovered the answer to some important problem facing
mankind, like curing all diseases, unlimited energy, levitation, aliens, etc.
He defends his claims with the most ridiculous pseudoscientific crankisms, and claims that the government/mainstream science/experts are suppressing
are businesspeople, selling such wares as Q-ray bracelets that align your chi using q ions to give you enhanced
Probably the best
known internet crank is Gene Ray, for his Time Cube