Introducing RationalWiki

WE ARE a bit embarrassed that we were previously unfamiliar with the website of RationalWiki. That site was created on May 22, 2007, and as they describe it:

Most of the editors at this site came together because of our experience with Conservapedia. It was not a pleasant experience. Because of this a lot of our shared interest is in dealing with the issues we all experienced at that site. Conservapedia also represents a microcosm of much of what is wrong with right-wing authoritarian religious fundamentalism. So it provides good fodder for making our point. RationalWiki is not just about Conservapedia, or a response to Conservapedia. But, for all the reasons discussed, much of the material will spin off from Conservapedia.

On their Main Page they tell us:

Our purpose here at RationalWiki includes:
1. Analyzing and refuting the anti-science movement.
2. Analyzing and refuting crank ideas.
3. Explorations of authoritarianism and fundamentalism.

We discovered them by checking out a visit to our blog from their site, and we found that they had graciously included us in the science section of their blogroll. When we saw the other sites listed there, we were pleased to be in their company.

But we wanted to be certain of RationalWiki’s outlook on things, so we searched for their entry on the Discovery Institute. It wasn’t a very big article, but we liked what we saw, and so we have included RationalWiki in our own blogroll.

Click on over there and take a look. They’re still growing, but they’re on the right track.

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4 responses to “Introducing RationalWiki

  1. Jacob Stuckey

    I would be little cautious about the site, since it shows a strong socialist bias in some articles.

  2. I really haven’t spent any time over there, so I don’t know. I’m not endorsing their politics.

  3. Jacob Stuckey

    I know, but I would still be cautious. RationalWiki has obviously bought into every liberal socialist lie. For example, they repeat the time-honored lie that Herbert Hoover did nothing to stop the Great Depression, and FDR was the nation’s savior. Never mind that Hoover went crazy with government measures, and FDR’s policies were a continuation of Hoover’s. This little inconvenient fact has been cleverly concealed by the government education that the folks at RationalWiki have obviously been subjected to. And in their short article on the Enlightenment, they fail to mention the role of capitalism and instead take an unnecessary swipe at creationists. There’s no doubt that RationalWiki contains brilliant science, but terrible economics.
    Oh, and I made a grammar mistake in my previous comment. *face in palm at looking like an ignorant yokel*

  4. Jacob, I’m still in the “science” section of their blogroll, so they’ve got that right. I often disagree with the politics of people, even when they’re okay on creationism.