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ThorGoLucky
Snuggle Wolf

USA
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Posted - 01/03/2011 :  12:29:36  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi, I found a new skepticism website. He has a similar attitude and goals as I do with my Denkatron.

http://metabunk.org/

Why would you debunk?
http://metabunk.org/content/122-Why-Debunk

ThorGoLucky
Snuggle Wolf

USA
1467 Posts

Posted - 01/03/2011 :  12:30:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oops, the subject got truncated. It's...

Metabunk: Dedicated to the art and pastime of honest, scientific debunking
Edited by - ThorGoLucky on 01/03/2011 14:14:27
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Mick West
New Member

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Posted - 01/03/2011 :  14:47:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Mick West's Homepage Send Mick West a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you ThorGoLucky.

Some context - I also created ContrailScience.com (in the news recently with the Mystery Missile story), and MorgellonsWatch.com (in the news a couple of years ago). Those are both single issue debunking sites. Now I agree with what Tim Farley says in The Long Tail of Skeptical Web Sites "donít fall into the trap of creating just another skeptical blog". But I've got two long tails, and wanted to do something more general.

My debunking philosophy is one of polite engagement and succinct, accessible rebuttals. I steer clear of mockery and denigration wherever possible, as I've found it highly counterproductive.
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13470 Posts

Posted - 01/03/2011 :  15:22:38   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome to SFN, Mick West. I'll be sure to check out your site.

Just so you know, as a member here, you can add your site yourself to our skeptic links section. (I'd link to it but I'm actually too busy at the moment.) It's on the main menu.

And yeah. Tim Farley is rather smart about how to go about creating a successful skeptic site. Nice guy too...

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9680 Posts

Posted - 01/03/2011 :  15:43:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Mick West
My debunking philosophy is one of polite engagement and succinct, accessible rebuttals. I steer clear of mockery and denigration wherever possible, as I've found it highly counterproductive.
I have the same philosophy, however there is some distance between where I am and where I want to be. Too often frustration gets the better of me, and also I have tendency to complicate things more than I initially intended.

Anyway, the layout of your website is very slick. Nicely done!

Dr. Mabuse - "When the going gets tough, the tough get Duct-tape..."
Dr. Mabuse whisper.mp3

"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

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Send them unarmed civilians for target practice..
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ThorGoLucky
Snuggle Wolf

USA
1467 Posts

Posted - 01/03/2011 :  16:14:07   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
ContrailScience.com rox. Kewl!

My derision of believers of bunk has been tempered by conversations with dear friends who believe in it no matter what the evidence, but I still find myself deriding the bunk itself.
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