Whale.to is a website run by Herefordshire pig farmer John Scudamore. Scudamore has a long history of trying to insert links to his website on Wikipedia under the username Whaleto, but a few years ago this was put to an end when someone added whale.to to a spam block list. This means no one can link to it in any Wikipedia article, which led to Scudamore whining about being suppressed (obviously) by the "Church of Satan". It is a notorious dumping ground for all things pseudoscientific... as well as a few other things. Like the complete text of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, documentations of Illuminati mind control plots, and articles about the Catholic world conspiracy. It contains every (and we do mean every) half-baked pseudoscientific theory ever concocted.
Shockingly, it was used as a source by the plaintiffs in the Autism omnibus trial, and it has seen increasing use as a "source" by anti-vaccinationists and propagators of the vaccine-autism connection (which should be a clue right there to the validity of their claims).
 Scopie's Law
Scopie's Law states:
“”In any discussion involving science or medicine, citing Whale.to as a credible source loses you the argument immediately ...and gets you laughed out of the room.
It was first formulated by Rich Scopie on the Bad Science forum.
 Others not to cite
- Using Answers in Genesis to back up a creationist point.
- Any of Alex Jones' websites (Infowars, PrisonPlanet) or "documentaries" as evidence of... anything, really.
- Using Joseph Mercola or NaturalNews in support of alternative medicine or, for that matter, anything else. NaturalNews is itself known to violate Scopie's Law and cite Whale.to on numerous occasions.
- Citing the Family Research Council when trying to argue against homosexuality.
- Weekly World News and ChristWire — although in this case it's not so much that they're full of misinformation, it's more that you're stupid enough to believe it's real.
- Citing Nyhetsspeilet when arguing in Norwegian.
- Whale.to Warning: Storehouse of extreme pseudoscientific and conspiracy-mongering crap. Enter at your own risk. But good for a laugh, if you have that sense of humour.
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