Forum:Rationalwiki used by my teacher! lol

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Today a teacher at my Ontario secondary school was asked to inform his class that sources he had been using, from rationalwiki, would no longer be an acceptable scientific source. The topic was brought up to the Principal after a few students, who were working on a culminating activity and their topic was alternatives to medicine (ha, queue tim minchin) were told, by our teacher, to use Rationalwiki to cite their research in to several homeopathic treatments.

Stop laughing, I know.. a teacher should know better than to use this website for credible, scientific, unbiased, citations lol But he didn't and I thought you could all use a laugh.

The teacher is also known for spouting his biased world-views (all though I share his atheistic views, at least to the point I also believe it is all brain based, he is entirely too outspoken for a secondary school teacher) and should know better but I thought we could all use a laugh at his stupendous display of moronic abilities.— Unsigned, by: 72.39.115.119 / talk / contribs 20:07, 28 January 2014‎

It would be nice if more teachers spoke up about things that are true, verifiable, and scientific. As someone who graduated out of the Ontario secondary school system some time ago, I can say that there need to be more teachers of that sort! Now, on the other hand, teachers shouldn't encourage students to cite any non-encyclopedic sources (note that RW is not an encyclopedia), or any wikis or community-edited sources in general. That's for other reasons, however. - Grant (Talk) 20:11, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
I'm not quite sure why you are attempting to mock your teacher. Homoeopathy is one of the site's better articles as I'm sure you would agree.--Weirdstuff (talk) 21:01, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

That smell. That smelly smell. That kinda smelly smell that smells… smelly…[edit]

The smell of a troll. For example, the use of "moron", et cetera to describe a teacher who shared RW's outspoken point of view seems to me like an attempt to get us to go "HOW DARE YOU INSULT US!?!?!14),/:5&!(£)%Fh7ut?b" (oh, and in case you were wondering, I just slammed my head on the keyboard). But either way, I don't really mind, and I'm just going to assume good faith. As Grant said, we tend to focus on the scientific evidence (or lack thereof) that relates to that stuff- however, as this is an easily editable, and intentionally biased website, it would likely be better to just use the sources at the end of the article for your schoolwork. So, assuming you're not a troll, best of luck to you, and I hope we helped! Impurity is the secret Unite with thy oracle Dolan.png 15:21, 4 February 2014 (UTC)