This is a list of websites that help further our mission.
 General research
- http://tafkac.org, better known as the Alt.Folklore.Urban and Urban Legends Archive, is one of the oldest references on the Internet for urban legend debunking. At one time they were a competitor to Snopes (David Mikkelson also came from the Usenet world), but they're not nearly as well-known now.
- Hoax-Slayer (http://www.hoax-slayer.com): Like Snopes but
not as goodfocuses more on chain emails.
- Insolitology.com is an archive of kooks run by François Tremblay and Alleee Randall. François just barely made our List of Internet kooks, but he and Alleee are still excellent writers on crackpottery.
- Donna Kossy's Freeze Dried Kooks Museum, a popular 90s collection of, well, kooks.
- Odd Books, run by UK amateur psychoceramicist and collector of strange tomes Alfred Armstrong.
- PolitiFact is a generally pretty good site that fact checks the statements of US politicians. (It sometimes skews a bit towards the militant middle though.)
- Straight Dope (http://www.straightdope.com): Like Snopes in a question-and-answer column format.
- TruthOrFiction.com performs a similar function to Snopes, even vouching for them when American wingnuts called Snopes' voracity into question.
- Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org): "the encyclopedia any teenager can vandalize."
 General rationality
- LessWrong (http://www.lesswrong.com): A community blog devoted to refining the art of human rationality.
- Center for Inquiry (http://www.centerforinquiry.net).
- Hall of Ma'at (http://www.hallofmaat.com): Touches on many topics, though it focuses mostly on pseudohistory, pseudoarchaeology, pseudolinguistics, and pseudomathematics.
- Holysmoke (http://www.holysmoke.org): Textfiles from the FIDONET days, kept alive on the web for posterity. Perhaps a bit amateur by today's standards, but the old Holysmoke echo was sort of the RW of two decades ago. If you really have a lot of time on your hands, or are just feeling nostalgic, there is also a searchable archive of Holysmoke posts.
- The James Randi Educational Foundation (http://www.randi.org).
- Skeptic magazine (http://www.skeptic.com).
- Skeptic Report (http://www.skepticreport.com/sr/).
- Skeptics Annotated Bible/Koran/Book of Mormon (http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com): A skeptical look at these texts.
- Skeptics Dictionary (http://skepdic.com).
- Skeptics on the Net (http://skepticsonthe.net): An attempt at a comprehensive directory of skeptical sites and resources.
- Bad Astronomy (http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy.html), popular science writer Phil Plait's pro-science, and occasionally anti-anti-science, blog.
- NeuroLogica (http://theness.com/neurologicablog/), Yale neurologist Steven Novella's blog reflects the breadth of his interests, not just neuroscience.
- Science-Based Medicine (http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/author/steven-novella/), a number of articles by Steven Novella (and others).
- Starts With a Bang (http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/), mustachioed Lewis and Clark College professor Ethan Siegel's blog: an excellent primer on cosmology.
 Keeping an eye on the loonies
- Anti-Defamation League (http://www.adl.org): Occasionally they take wrong turns, but on average they do more good than not.
- Media Matters for America (http://www.mediamatters.org): Run by David Brock, a former mouthpiece for the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy (no, literally).
- Southern Poverty Law Center (http://www.splcenter.org): Keeping tabs on hate groups across the US.
- TheocracyWatch (http://www.theocracywatch.org): Run by the Center for Religion, Ethics, and Social Policy housed in Cornell University, keeps tabs on the influence of the religious right in US politics and organizations like the Family Research Council.
- Who Makes the Nazis? (http://www.whomakesthenazis.com): Rather extensive documentation of neo-Nazi, third positionist, and radical traditionalist attempts to co-opt alternative music scenes.
- No Answers in Genesis (http://www.noanswersingenesis.org.au): Includes one of the first public exposés of Kent Hovind's ludicrous "thesis."
- Pharyngula (http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula): PZ Myers' blog.
- Stones and Bones (http://stonesnbones.blogspot.com/): anti-creationist Gary S. Hurd's blog.
- Talk Origins (http://www.talkorigins.org): The website of the Usenet newsgroup talk.origins, and an archive of a vast repository of FAQs covering evolution and geology.
- University of Ediacara (http://ediacara.org): A group website of many of the old regulars from talk.origins.
- Why Evolution is True (http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/), the blog of University of Chicago Ecology and Evolution Professor Jerry Coyne
- Naturalis Historia (http://thenaturalhistorian.com/): pro-science/anti-creationism blog written by a Calvinist professor of biology who describes himself, among other things, as a "lover of reformed theology," and "concerned that modern conservative evangelicals have increasing abandoned the study of natural revelation resulting in both a lack of appreciation for the “good” creation and the inability to assess the results of modern science." Nuf said.
- Questioning Answers in Genesis (http://questioninganswersingenesis.blogspot.com/): pro-science/anti-creationism blog of a Calvinist PhD student in geology. Both QaiG and Naturalis Historia are studiously written from a broad academic perspective that includes analysis of the science as well as factors contributing to YEC belief. Free of any of the shrillness or polemics of any of the blogs of popular "evolutionists."
- Talk.Reason (http://www.talkreason.org/) A website founded by Mark Perakh and John M. Lynch. Describes itself as, "Arguments against creationism, intelligent design, and religious apologetics."
- Big Bad Chinese Mama (http://www.bigbadchinesemama.com): No, MGTOWers, actually Asian women aren't subservient doormats.
- Blag Hag (http://www.freethoughtblogs.com/blaghag).
- Feministe (http://www.feministe.us).
- Feministing (http://www.feministing.com).
- ManBoobz.com (http://www.manboobz.com): Documents and comments on the many instances of idiocy, misinformation and misogyny within the MRA, MGTOW and PUA movements.
- Pandagon (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/category/pandagon/).
- Skepchick (http://www.skepchick.org).
 Global warming denialism
- Skeptical Science (http://skepticalscience.com): Like a Talk Origins for denialism.
 Medical quackery
- Cochrane Reviews (http://www2.cochrane.org/reviews): Huge collection of meta-analyses of evidence-based medicine. The only downside is that your access may be limited depending on your place of residence.
- Quackwatch (http://www.quackwatch.com).
- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/11570.cfm).
- Ratbags.com (http://www.ratbags.com Ratbags.com): Australian blogger Peter Bowditch's takedowns of altie garbage.
 Holocaust denialism
- Nizkor Project (http://www.nizkor.org).
 Refuting New Age nonsense
- New Ages Frauds and Plastic Shamans (http://www.newagefraud.org): Debunking white phonies charging big bucks for a "taste of nativism", while laying claim to Native American ancestry or teachings.
- SIMPOS (http://www.stelling.nl/simpos/simpoeng.htm): Site in the Netherlands (in English and Dutch versions).
- About.com: Atheism/Agnosticism (http://atheism.about.com).
- The Freedom From Religion Foundation (http://www.ffrf.org/index.php).
- Internet Infidels (http://www.infidels.org).
- Iron Chariots (http://wiki.ironchariots.org): Comprehensive Counter-apologetics wiki founded by Matt Dillahunty.
- Richard Dawkins Foudation for Reason & Science (http://www.richarddawkins.net).
- The Thinking Atheist (http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/)
- Adherents.com (http://www.adherents.com): Lots of interesting data.
- BibleGateway.com (http://www.biblegateway.com): For Bible quotes in multiple translations and languages. Fully searchable.
- EvilBible.com (http://www.evilbible.com): Dissection of non-Christian messages in Christian text.
- ReligiousFreaks.com (http://www.religiousfreaks.com): Open discussion between believers and non believers.
- ReligiousTolerance.org (http://www.religioustolerance.org).
- Rick Ross (http://www.rickross.com): One of the better respected cult watchers. Useful site.
- Jesus Never Existed, various counter-apologetics and biblical history articles by Kenneth Humphreys (http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/)
- This week in Christian Nationalism (http://freethoughtblogs.com/rodda/), Senior Research Director for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation Chris Rodda's refutations of (mostly David Barton's) pernicious Christian Nationalist pseudo-history.
 RationalWikian sites
- Human Thoughts (http://www.humanthoughts.org): A random "thought" according to the website's owner.
- We couldn't make this up... (http://cpmonitor.wordpress.com): Psygremlin's blog.
- ↑ The site name is short for The Archive Formerly Known As Cathouse, referring to its pre-web domain name of cathouse.org.
- ↑ If you're an oldline a.f.u.er like the Mikkelsons, you'll get it.
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