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EvoWiki (formally known as the Evolution Education wiki) was an evolution- and origins-centered wiki,[1][2] inspired by Talk Origins,[3][4] that peaked at 3,071 articles, glossary pages, essays, and book reviews[5] before going dormant. It was merged into RationalWiki, so many of its pages can now be found here.


EvoWiki's encyclopedic content included basic level articles giving a general introduction to a subject that led to technical articles giving more in depth coverage of the same subject.[6][7] EvoWiki further, much like RationalWiki, had discussion of recent evolution and creationism-related news,[8][9] using the wiki,[10] and general discussion.[11]

EvoWiki consistently opposed creationism,[2] and its content was dominated by such opposition. Its most notable and controversial content was its staggeringly large catalog of refutations of arguments against the theory of evolution or in favor of young Earth or intelligent design creationism.[12] The list occasionally mirrors issues treated in Mark Isaak's famous Index of Creationist Claims at the archive[13] but provides hundreds of well researched and documented supplemental and complementary entries rather than duplicate material.[14]

In addition to its great volume of material focused on science education, EvoWiki had critical articles on Conservapedia,[15] CreationWiki,[16] and RationalWiki (apparently also known as "trashionalwiki").[17]


EvoWiki's effective treatment of creationist canards earned it the ire of the angry biblical literalists at CreationWiki, who created several articles attempting to rebut refutations made on EvoWiki in typical creationist fashion.[18]

History and current status[edit]

EvoWiki was started on August 16, 2003.[3] The wiki was almost entirely publicly edittable[19] and used the CC-BY-NC-SA license.[20]

EvoWiki went offline in December 2008 due to technical problems that remained unfixed for a year and a half, finally returning in June 2010. Because of this long downtime, the site was very inactive until it was eventually taken down in November 2010 due to the cost of hosting. Its final database dump can be found here.

EvoWiki was originally relocated at the domain; however, it has since been fully integrated into The wiki is now owned by the RationalMedia Foundation.

A list of most of the pages that existed on EvoWiki can be found here, including both pages that were ported to RationalWiki, and those that were not ported due to having been stubs.

Preserved discussions[edit]

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See also[edit]


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  3. 3.0 3.1
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  11. See the,, the proposed for the Panda's Thumb blog, and the (,,,, and,, and
  12. (merged into List of creationist claims)
  13. the Index of Creationist Claims,
  14. (merged into Category:Creationist claims)
  18. See for a jumping off point.