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When God was handing out Science Points™, he forgot these folks.

Alternative medicine[edit]

  • Age of Autism(link): Autism pseudoscience and vaccine hysteria.
  • Association of American Physicians and Surgeons(link): The principal mouthpiece for wingnut opinions regarding medicine. Contains opposition to universal healthcare, advocation for the total deregulation of the pharmaceutical industry, and anti-vaccine hysteradia.
  • Alex Chiu(link): Sells life extension cuff links and magical rings that make you immortal.
  • Citizendium(link): Initially a well-intentioned effort to trump Wikipedia that requiried the authors of its articles to actually be certified experts on the subjects in question, it promptly became a mouthpiece for pseudoscience promoters and has floundered ever since.
  • Crystalinks(link):
  • CureZone(link): A site set up as an altmed echo chamber for people who fear scientific medicine.
  • Doctors Health Press(link):
  • DrCarly.com(link): Vaccine hysteria.
  • Foodbabe.com(link): Nature woo, food woo, misguided activism, and occasional cheesecake. Citing it for anything other than the occasional recipe is not so hot.
  • Gimpy's GimpyBlog(link): A homeopath writes from the perspective of a straw-man of an allopath.
  • Fluoride Action Network(link): Anti-flurodiation website that promotes "facts" based on fear-mongering and brags about its "accomplishments". Also teamed up with the director of GMO OMG (an anti-GMO propaganda film) to produce another likely-propaganda film "Our Daily Dose", so they're in good company.
  • H2Om(link): Water woo.
  • Health Care Site(link): Buggy Wordpress webshite loaded with weed woo (with an unhealthy obsession with heroin and gluten thrown in for good measure). There is literally not a single disease that this site does not claim can be cured (not treated, cured; not symptoms reduced, cured!) by cannabis.
  • Health Freedom Rights(link): Primitive 90s-style webshite offering 2 oz. bottles of Gulf water for a mere $22.99. Oh, plus shipping. Oh, plus expert advice such as "measles doesn't kill."
  • Healthimpactnews.com(link): is also much like citing Mercola or Mike Adams.
  • HeartAndBodyExtract(link):
  • Homeopathy Vancouver BC(link):
  • Hpathy(link):
  • Humans Are Free(link): A slightly more insane version of NaturalNews.
  • Ramanand Jhingade( link): Homeopathy and woo defender at WO, CZ and anywhere else he can grind his axe.
  • Jim Humble(link): "Inventor" of the Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS). On top of claiming he can cure almost any disease with bleach, he also claims to be a billion year old space god from the Andromeda galaxy who used to move solar systems for fun. Sells MMS through a multitude of websites and online stores.
  • Institute of Noetic Sciences(link): Where pseudoscience and New Age quackery collide.
  • Joseph Mercola(link): Home of the eponymous uber-quack.
  • Kryon(link): Lee Carroll's website; channelling, DNA and magnet-related woo.
  • Modern Alternative Mama(link):, who never met an alternative medical procedure she didn't like, or an science-based one that she did.
  • NaturalNews(link): Home of other uber-quack Mike Adams.
  • Official Homeopathy Resource(link):
  • Psychetruth(link): A 'health' site and YouTube channel full of New Age crap and alternative medicine.
  • QuantumMAN(link): Idiocracy, here we come! This website claims to be able to upload cures for diseases such as the common cold directly to clients' bodies via "quantum teleportation" technology obtained from extraterrestrials. What this means, in other words, and we swear to God we're not shitting you, is that it charges users money to download nothing, claiming that a magical portal will be opened through which will be transmitted invisible medicine when you do. It even offers this shit for pets!
  • Real Farmacy(link): From conspiracy theories, to whacky holistic, anti-vaccine-promoting garbage, this site is famous for not citing sources, nor is there any continuity with their claims. It is most likely because the site owner(s) pull the information straight from their ass(es).
  • Reality Sandwich:(link): A cocktail of New Age woo and all sorts of spiritualist/alternative offerings, all in one convenient package. "Reality" appears to refer to one small sliver of pickle chip, and "sandwich" to the two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, onions, and sesame-seed bun that are made of everything but reality.
  • Silverlungs.com(link): Colloidal silver.
  • Trepan(link): Advocates trepanation, or the theraputic drilling of the human skull to "improve brain function." The founder of the organization behind trepan.com, Peter Halvorson, drilled a hole in his own skull with a power tool and found happiness. Uh huh. At least the background music is relaxing.
  • TruthHealthFacts.com(link):
  • Dana Ullman(link): Homeopath and author so notorious for his online dickery he was awarded his own Internet law.
  • US Right to Know(link): Quack front group trying to discredit scientists who have discredited their favorite quacks by using Monsantodidit.
  • VaccinationDebate.net(link): Warning: not a debate website!
  • VacTruth.com(link): Same rubbish as VaccinationDebate.net (along with an even less appropriate name).
  • What Doctors Don't Tell You(link):
  • Whydontyoutrythis.com(link): cites many of the above including Natural News, and again will get you laughed out the room.
  • Wiki4CAM(link):
  • WikiSynergy(link):
  • Zarbee's Naturals(link): Sells cough syrups, throat lozenges and pills that are made of honey and other "wholesome ingredients" and that are "free of artificial chemicals".

Creationist, Intelligent Design, and Evolution denial[edit]

  • A Storehouse of Knowledge(link): Conservapedia's slightly less gonzo, but no less wrong splinter wiki.
  • Answers in Genesis(link): One of the online creationism resources.
  • Creation Ministries International(link):
  • Creation Science Evangelism(link): Run by notorious tax fraudster and creationist Kent Hovind (at least until his incarceration, since then run by his son Eric).
  • CreationWiki(link):
  • Darwin's Predictions(link):
  • Evolution News(link): This site purports to be an independent factual site reporting on the debate over intelligent design vs evolution, but is actually a mouth piece of The Discovery Institute in order to promote intelligent design as fact by apparently debunking evolution and related science using disingenuous selective quoting, misunderstanding or misstatement of scientific processes.
  • Discovery Institute(link):
  • Genesis Park(link):
  • Ted Holden(link): Creationist and Velikovskyite known for cyclical trolling of "talk.origins". A Usenet crank going way back. Ted currently posts at the right wing website Free Republic, possibly under the handles wendy1946, GodGunsGuts, or varmintman (or possibly two or three of those)[1][2] and is known for pushing not only Young Earth Creation garbage, but also claiming that science leads to communism and atheism, and that AIDS is a conspiracy created by the government and HIV doesn't cause AIDS. Ted also spent a few years trolling comp.lang.ada. Despite his otherwise tenable standpoint - that the programming language ADA is a failure - his attitude and methods alienated all other readers of the group [3].
  • The Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation(link):
  • Missing Universe Museum(link): Evolution isn't true because... humans aren't covered in lots of vestigial penises, and because... piles of Lego bricks don't assemble into houses when left on the table with the light on.
  • NephilimFree(link): A YEC Christian who likes the sound of his own voice, and has posted a large number of videos. He always wears headphones, either for that "finger on the pulse" look, or for going "lalala I can't hear you"? "I hope you find something interesting here," he says. He is even a geocentrist. His general creepiness (and his comments about stoning children) have given him the informal nickname of "PedophilimFail."
  • Question Evolution!(link):
  • Bob Sorensen(link): Sometimes known as "PiltdownSuperman," a litigious creationist prone to projection.
  • True.Origins(link): Attempts at rebutting Talk.Origins, ironic and inaccurate name because it is not a Usenet newsgroup and is most definitely not true, features such scientific luminaries such as Jonathan Sarfati, Harun Yahya, and Michael Behe.
  • Creation Evidence Museum(link): Noted "museum" ran by scientific genius "Dr." Carl Baugh, a noted fraud whose batshit claims are even disregarded by other hacks such as Answers in Genesis and the Institute for Creation Research.
  • www.Creationism.org(link): Website created by Paul Abramson, host of Kent Hovind's screeds while in prison, as well as a site of links to different creationist sites, and a few incoherent "articles".

Global-warming deniers[edit]

Pseudoscience crankery[edit]

  • Alexander Abian(link):: Insane math professor from Iowa State University (deceased). Believed that a massive rearrangement of the solar system would fix all of humanity's problems. Also believed that "time is mass", and that therefore for time to progress a little bit of matter has to be disappearing from the universe continuously. Was published—in the Weekly World News.
  • Archimedes Plutonium(link): Janitor at Dartmouth College; known for a bizarre fascination with the plutonium atom and a series of bogus mathematical proofs designed to establish him as the greatest genius on Earth.
  • Stephen J. Crothers(link): Physics crank who disputes the existence of black holes.
  • Field Liberation Movement(link): Belgian anti-GMO, borderline terrorist, activist group. Came in support of someone who gave her diploma to an unqualified anti-GMO activist and wants to reform science into "slow science" because most scientists at the Catholic University of Leuven claim that they are fighting for a bad cause.
  • Bill Gaede(link): Insists that "mathematical physics" is a religion, and science should only deal with material objects as he understands them, that forces involve double helices (that somehow are more tangible, despite being unobserved), and that the human race is inevitably doomed due to something called a "population pyramid."
  • Gaetano Marano(link): General aerospace nut. You name it, it's an idea that someone stole from him. Known for mindlessly spamming forums even vaguely related to space until he gets banned.
  • Miles Mathis(link): Conspiracy theorist and physics crank who claims that NASA is involved in a massive cover-up to conceal the real value of pi, which according to him is actually 4.
  • Kevin Martin(link): Untrained amateur meteorologist who's made an enemy of the entire Internet weather community. Viciously racist and sexist with a habit of flinging violent threats at anyone who calls him out on his shit. Even the US National Weather Service has (in a read-between-the-lines kind of way) told people to ignore him. Basically a dumber and more arrogant version of Vox Day.
  • Newton's Equation Solved Wrong for 350 Years U Tube(link): A Time Cube-esque dissertation by a guy named Joe Nahhas arguing something to the effect of all physics of the past 350 years being wrong, with the obligatory use of different colors for every sentence. In his words: "I am Joe Nahhas discovered at age 15 in summer of 1973 that all of physics for past 350 years is mathematically solved in event time or lab time and later these same events will look different if measured in real time and will have different values and what we see later in real time will not be what started." Um, uh-huh.
  • Gary Mosher(link):: Physics crank who fervently asserts an alternate "theory of everything", rejecting all evidence of special/general relativity and the double slit experiment. He is also known as "inmendham", and alternately proposes a "destroy all life" philosophy.
  • Ronald W. Satz(link): Proponent of Dewey Larson's Reciprocal Theory.
  • Jeffrey Wolynski(link): A newbie pseudoscientist and crackpot pushing the crank theory of stellar metamorphosis. He has an equally cranky Youtube channel.[4]

Alien aficionados[edit]

  • Alien-UFO-Research(link):
  • Cassiopaea(link): The internet home of "scientific mystic" Laura Knight Jadczyk. Seems to principally revolve around something called the "Cassiopaean Experiment" which involves channelling entities (aliens? our future selves?) of the same name. Also contains barely-comprehensible articles about 9/11, the New World Order, JFK, the 2012 Apocalypse, the Holy Grail and "psychopaths," among other things.
  • Echoes of Enoch(link): Biblical explanations for alien abductions and other paranormal phenomena.
  • The Nibiruan Council(link): Stargates, lion people, recoding your DNA... please, God, let this be a parody.
  • Truthism.com(link): Pretty typical "you're a brainwashed sheep" webshite with the usual stuff about reptilians, Masonic imagery in the media, the Abydos helicopter and the Hollow Earth.
  • UFO Evidence(link): There's plenty of 'evidence' to check out here.
  • Universe People(link): The seizure-inducing webshite of the eponymous Czech UFO cult. Slide upon slide of incomprehensible new-agey rambling about angels, Jesus, love and saurians. Could give Time Cube a run for its money.
  • ZetaTalk(link): Nancy Lieder is a loopy channeler who hears aliens talking to her in her head.

References[edit]

  1. [1] wendy1946 accused of being Holden, but denied
  2. [2] GodGunsGuts accused of being Holden - though GodGunsGuts later misspells Holden twice - who then posts to wendy1946 that his accuser is conflating the two of them; wendy doesn't respond. Also, metmom and Stultis doubt GodGunsGuts is Holden
  3. [3] The FAQ for c.l.a. contains an entry for Ted. As to whether Ada was/is a failure... well, the Pentagon mandate expired years ago, and a lot of people don't find it the most comfortable or comprehensible language to work in, but it's still used widely for aerospace programming, and there's a fairly large base of legacy code used by defense contractors around the world, and it's a first-class supported language in GCC, so at the very least "failure" is a relative term. On the other hand, JOVIAL, the closest thing it has to a predecessor, is dangerously close to oblivion given how much JOVIAL code is still out there...
  4. Jeffrey wolynski on YouTube.