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Postmodern Christianity.[edit]

You think of this?: Indeed, the link between contemporary religious conservatism and postmodernism is perverse. — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs

C.J Ahmed[edit]

C.J Ahmed or known simply as C.J is an eccentric preacher from Srilanka and terms himself as the most lenient muslim preacher in the world in his website. He is famous for giving his fatwa that masturbation and watching animated porn is not haram in Islam which has caused much controversy. — Unsigned, by: Sharif / talk / contribs

Proposed new addition: Article count[edit]

Hi all,

I've got a suggestion for a new addition to the MP: a header-box thing that shows the current number of articles here on RW, so that people will be able to easily see the progression of our wiki project. This is my proposed article-counter:

We currently have 7,359 articles!

--Goatspeed. Fossil evidence of my evolutionCircularREmail2.gifasoningSee my latest prototypes 00:00, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

Any bets as to when article 7 000 will be reached - and what it will be? Anna Livia (talk) 00:04, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

@Anna Livia I think in about 2-3 months, and it will probably be something about either the latest crackpot conspiracy theory or the newest in stupid apologetics talking points. It's still hard to tell at this point. --Goatspeed. Fossil evidence of my evolutionCircularREmail2.gifasoningSee my latest prototypes 00:09, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
The addition of articles is pretty slow, so I am not sure of the utility of a counter, but perhaps a celebration of reaching the 7000 article mark would be nice. Also remarkably we have some 119,168 pages, but only ~6800 articles. :/ — Dysk (contribs) 12:15, 2 April 2019 (UTC)
So many topics generate so many archived talk pages :) Anna Livia (talk) 17:24, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Proposed Article: Rosa Luxemburg[edit]

She was a revolutionary socialist and had a large impact on history. Would be nice if we could add an article on her. -Simoneh (talk) 16:48, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

@Simoneh To get started on a draft yourself go here and create it. You may propose it for main space here Copy the previous proposal formatting. Féinléiriú (talk) 17:03, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
Also this Zero (talk - contributions) 17:04, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
Also See here to prepare an argument for why it should be main space. Though I'd say there'd be no objection. Féinléiriú (talk) 17:08, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! -Simoneh (talk) 17:24, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
Should there be a common article with Karl Liebknecht (as they are usually associated).
Relevant sections of this are probably appropriate. Anna Livia (talk) 17:33, 4 April 2019 (UTC)


Is this group appropriately named? Is the rational method of truth verification accepted, or should the site name be changed to "EmpiricalWiki" on the grounds of refutation of anything not empirically verifiable? I believe the name as such, in contrast to its very anti-rationalist tone, is quite inappropriate. — Unsigned, by: Theokid12 / talk / contribs

@Theokid12 On talk pages, please sign your comments using four tildes (~~~~) or by clicking on the sign button: SigButt.png on the toolbar above the edit panel. You can also indent successive talk page comments using one more colon (:) for each line. Thank you. Cosmikdebris (talk) 19:38, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
You'll find that, while we find empiricism generally, and in particular the empirical methodology known as science, to be powerful tools for separating the illusory from the real, we collectively embrace a broad range of philosophical perspectives for constructing more complex worldviews. The British Empiricist vs Continental Rationalist debate is definitely still modestly active in some discussions here. Regardless, I don't think the Rationalists, at large, would find much in common with your "we can never know" prescriptions you've made elsewhere. Hume might've, though. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 19:45, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

translation rationalwiki[edit]

Hi everybody, I'm Zakarie from Iran and I've joined this site right now. This is very useful and I love it. So I tried to find how to translate this site articles and then I realized that its impossible. Don't you think that that translation of this site might be more useful? I suggest this. — Unsigned, by: Zakarie / talk / contribs

Google Translate is an option. We do have articles in various languages other than English translated or written by people here, you could do that if you wanted. — Dysk (contribs) 20:16, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Welcome! If you want to translate articles, all you have to do is add the name of the language in the article title (e.g. Oscar Wilde (Esperanto)) and (if applicable) add a link to your translation in the English version of the article.--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 20:17, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Sure, but if you can't read the english articles, I've got to advise against you doing the translations. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 21:05, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Main Page question[edit]

Are 'the bells and whistles' set up for the forthcoming 7000th article? Anna Livia (talk) 12:57, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

So where is the party? Anna Livia (talk) 16:24, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
alright if you insist. :) — Dysk (contribs) 16:36, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
It is a RW milestone.
Next stop 'one more article than Eng-Wikipedia.' Anna Livia (talk) 16:50, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Proposal: Sisel International[edit]

These hucksters have been pushing all manner of quackery for years, including anti-vaxx propaganda, and they sell things that they tout as "alternatives" to chemotherapy. This kind of disinformation puts impressionable consumers at risk. Can we create an article about Sisel, as well as its founder, Tom Mower?

Fun fact, Mower did a stint in federal prison following a conviction for tax evasion.

A certain Floridian pest strikes again[edit]

Republishing Wiki Articles[edit]

What is the policy for allowing articles on this site to be used in other publications? — Unsigned, by: KiwiBlair / talk / contribs

See RationalWiki:Copyrights Scream!! (talk) 19:37, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

What is RationalWiki?[edit]

Click the link what is RationalWiki: — Unsigned, by: JordanTFlinnRI / talk / contribs

Article previews reading different from the actual article??[edit]

Hey idk where the right place to ask this is or whatever but. I’ve noticed a lot of articles, the preview on the main page is veeery different to the actual text in the article. I can’t remember specific examples, but there was one where the preview said shit like a guy was “a batshit crazy quack” or whatever, even tho the impression I got from the article and edit history was that such language should be avoided/was possibly defamatory/whatever the fuck. Idk, I don’t know how you’ll run your website or whatever and I’m not complaining. Just figured I’d bring it to ur attention in case nobody else noticed and it was concerning or whatever. (talk) 07:25, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Basically, when the article was nominated for cover story, another version of the page was made to be shown in the cover. As the page was changed and expanded, the other version that comes on the main page was not.The 𝗦𝗾𝗿𝘁-𝟭 talk stalk 09:03, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
Also it's a shame you can't give a series of examples of the problem you have noticed.Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 11:39, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

True Indology?[edit]

Thoughts on this guy? Seems like a nationalist pseudohistorian to me.

1. Sign. 2. This is for the Saloon Bar.--Delibirda (talk) 09:44, 21 August 2020 (UTC)