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Wyz_sub10
2002-Jan-22, 05:04 PM
What is your favourite source for debunking nonsense? (book/individual/website,etc)

For me there are too many to mention, but for day-to-day debunking of emails and rumours, I think http://www.snopes.com is one of the best sources available.

Book wise, I'd say Sagan's "Demon-Haunted Word," Park's "Voodoo Science" and Shermer's "Why People Believe Weird Things" are the best of the bunch.

Thoughts?

Wiley
2002-Jan-22, 10:22 PM
Bad Astronomy, of course.

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Russ
2002-Jan-22, 11:57 PM
On 2002-01-22 12:04, Wyz_sub10 wrote:
What is your favourite source for debunking nonsense?
Thoughts?

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Donnie B.
2002-Jan-23, 12:11 AM
Another good place is the Straight Dope site (and forum): http://www.straightdope.com/

The Bad Astronomer
2002-Jan-23, 02:59 AM
On 2002-01-22 19:11, Donnie B. wrote:
Another good place is the Straight Dope site (and forum): http://www.straightdope.com/


The forum is a lot of fun (I hang out there a lot) but sometimes people answer questions incorrectly, so you have to be careful there too.

My favorite sites are listed in my links page (http://www.badastronomy.com/info/links.html). Another good place is Talk.Origins (http://www.talkorigins.org), which has great stuff about evolution and debunks a lot of creationism arguments too.