Extinctions weirdness

When a paper gets press, the authors get some weird reactions. With the extinctions paper, one guy emailed us to say that he agreed that species extinctions were a big problem, and that humans were the cause. However, he said, we had the details of the cause was wrong. The real cause was contrails.

That, though, was not nearly as weird as this: ā€œCongrats Nick Matzke for Publishing ID Sympathetic Paper in Nature!ā€ by Sal Cordova.

Can anyone explain the psychology here? Iā€™m normally pretty good at psyching out creationists, but this one leaves me mystified.