a line of thought that rejects anything that is put forward by science, mainstream religion, or modern philosophy.
If you irrationally hate homosexuals, you have Whitewell syndrome.
If you reject all science in favour of biblical dogma, you have Whitewell syndrome.
If you think that criticism of your beliefs actually further solidifies your beliefs, you have Whitewell syndrome.
Person A: The Universe is vast and ancient and it is fascinating to learn about it.
Person B: There is nothing to learn as Genesis describes everything, let us go live in a hut and reject modern society!
Person A: Damn, we have lost someone else to Whitewell syndrome.