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Conservapedia:Examples of bias in Conservapedia

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The following is a list of examples of anti-scientific, fundamentalist Christian, and pro-Republican bias in articles on Conservapedia.


  1. Theory of evolution: Prominently features a picture of Adolf Hitler, attempting to link Nazi race politics with evolution. Almost the entire article is composed of selectively mined quotes from scientists (and in some cases, non-scientists) who agree with evolution. It also overemphasises mistakes made by scientists over the years e.g. Nebraska man, Piltdown man.
  2. Homosexuality: Blames sexually transmitted diseases on homosexuals and diagnoses homosexuality as a mental pathology.
  3. The Barack Obama "article" is actually a hatchet-job that focuses on attacks ranging from "Obama he is a Muslim" to "his Aunt is in the U.S. illegally" to the most petty of things such as "he forgot to put his hand on his chest while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance." (Incidentally, it took quite a while to update the article to mention that he's now the president, and it's likely that the badly worded conjecture that makes up most of the article's content will take several months to move into the correct tense, yet alone the correct reality.) They even go so far as to say Barack HUSSEIN Obama is the first Affirmative Action President, which would be true, if you ignore this whole thing that happened a while back.
  4. Atheism: Features an image of a person locked up in prison for being an atheist, specifically mentioning that he was cruel and sadistic.
  5. God: Credits God with being the "sovereign creator and eternal ruler of all things and beings that exist, whether in the physical universe or in the spiritual realm (Heaven)." There is nothing that says it is referring to the Christian God (which it obviously is) or that it is a religious entity so subject to being a worldview more than fact. The article makes little attempt to clarify that "God" as a word is present in many cultures and religions but not all are the Abrahamic God of the Bible.
  6. United States of America: Has a long section covering the role of religion in government and nothing on foreign relationships.
  7. Sarah Palin: Mentions none of the common criticisms levelled at her, such as her inexperience (although the Barack Obama critics love to use that point).
  8. Australian Aborigines: Begins with by mentioning that some researchers have claimed that there have been people in Australia for 40,000 years, even though young earth creationists say that the earth is only 6,000 years old.
  9. Gun control: Complains that banning guns causes dependency on the government, and argues that gun control would lead to higher gun-related crime rates.
  10. Public schools: Opens with the complaint that the American public school system is atheistic. The rest of the opening paragraph concentrates entirely on the school prayer issue while the rest of the article argues that all public schools are failing.
  11. Conservative Bias: features a lengthy quote from the CEO of Fox News denying any bias on the part of the network.
  12. Lion: Focuses primarily on the roles that lions played in the Bible.
  13. Kangaroo: Suggests that all kangaroos originated from two animals taken on board Noah's Ark while the question of how the kangaroo evolved is relegated to a one-line "evolutionist worldview".
  14. Long Beach, California: decried as "a liberal city in southern California". Given the number of retired people and veterans, many people would describe it as a conservative city, but then again TheAmericanRedoubt, who added that description lives in Idaho.
  15. Unalienable rights: gets into divorce and polygamy as god given rights.


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