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Sheeple wakers is a webshite which contains every (and we do mean every) half-baked pseudoscientific woo and conspiracy theory ever concocted. It is run by English pig farmer John Scudamore.[1] 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 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."[2] 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, Islamophobic rants[3] and articles about the Catholic world conspiracy.[4] Unsurprisingly, we managed to piss off Scudamore, and we even got our own little page! How sweet.[5] This is the type of website that results after months of doing LSD or smoking crack.

Scopie's Law[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Genetic fallacy § Bayesian

Scopie's Law states:

In any discussion involving science or medicine, citing 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.[6]


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).[7]

NaturalNews is itself known to violate Scopie's Law and cite on numerous occasions.[8]

WikiLeaks cited in a now-deleted tweet claiming Gloria SteinemWikipedia to be a CIA agent.[9]

On RationalWiki[edit]

It goes without saying that Scudamore is not very pleased with this page.[10]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • (Warning: Enter at your own risk. Some images on the website are NSFW or NSFL.)


  1. Stacy Mintzer Herlihy and E. Allison Hagood. Your Baby's Best Shot: Why Vaccines Are Safe and Save Lives. Lanham, MD: Roman and Littlefield, 2012.
  2. Caution.
  4. A Whale of an Expert, Neurodiversity. 13 June 2008.
  5. Our little slice of hell.
  6. See the original post here. This post was cited by Orac of Respectful Insolence as the first mention of the law.
  7. Archived post on Kathleen Seidel's blog Neurodiversity
  8. Five times in this article alone.
  9. Archive link
  10. RationalWiki -