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6 Pterosaur: some people think that, ever since that tragic incident 66 million years ago, pterosaurs have still been secretly flying around largely unnoticed. Perhaps also mention a few common misconceptions about them, such as body covering or wing structure.
19Gavin McInnes,Wikipedia's W.svg VICE magazine co-founder turned alt-right troll.
119Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,Wikipedia's W.svg winner of the Democratic primary in New York's 14th congressional district. Ocasio-Cortez is a left wing democratic socialist, supporting Medicare for All, a Jobs Guarantee, ending the privatization of prisons, and enacting gun-control policies. Ocasio-Cortez has criticized Israel's foreign policy, calling the killing of Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border on May 14, 2018, a "massacre". She supports abolishing ICE, and has said that ICE is running "black sites". Ocasio-Cortez campaigned on a platform of Medicare for All, a federal jobs guarantee, and tuition-free public college.
36Rodrigo Duterte — admitted murderer, current president of the Philippines. Waging a large-scale extrajudicial war against poor people who may or may not be involved with illegal drugs.
3Hydrogen water, water infused with gaseous hydrogen, the latest miracle health drink.[1][2][3] Apparently H2 has antioxidant properties, but it's not clear why this drink is any better, or more expensive, than tea. There is evidence of improved quality of life in cancer patients[4] but not for people in good health. You can also buy machines to make your own.[5]
10Robert Jeffress — Southern Baptist pastor who's reportedly "a spiritual adviser to Trump", Mitt Romney considers him a dangerous extremist, he believes all Jews and Mormons are going to hell, and he spoke at the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem[6][7][8]
18Chris Ray Gun, anti-SJW liberal musician.
9A.F. Branco:Wikipedia's W.svg Pro-Trump political cartoonist.[9]
26Catalonia: the up-and-coming next European country. The recent referendum and violence and suppression around it is pretty big international news, and maybe its past anarchist swinging could be of interest (as George Orwell would describe in Homage to Catalonia).
18Modes of learningEdit draft, the idea that some people are more "visual" of "auditory" etc. learners. I hear that there's no scientific evidence for it.

Most wanted articles[edit]

These suggestions have scored 100 or more. We would love you to write something on-mission for them! See RationalWiki:Most upvoted to do entries for a list sorted by upvotes.
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220America's War on SexWikipedia's W.svg: The Attack on Law, Lust and Liberty, by Marty Klein. It's about the desperate efforts of the American Right to stop any form of sexual activity except vaginal intercourse between married couples in the missionary position with clothes on, the lights off and no birth control from taking place.
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218Something along the lines of race and police brutality in the United StatesWikipedia's W.svg – title flexible, obviously – is desperately needed. There are tons of major incidents that have received widespread coverage (Michael Brown and Eric Garner being probably the most prominent) that all follow the same pattern: cop shoots and kills black person in circumstances that didn't warrant violent action, then gets away with it. Cover the incidents, cover the statistics, cover right-wing media distortions of the incidents, cover protests, cover riots and maybe even online responses (#BlackLivesMatter).
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183 We should have an article on Christian supremacyWikipedia's W.svg, the societal mindset in the US promotes the superiority of Christianity and by extension Christians, be they social or institutionalized norms. (Think of the phrase "It's the Christian thing to do.") Note: we already have an article on the United States as a Christian nation.
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146Colin PowellWikipedia's W.svg, or how a moderate Republican got suckered into peddling the Iraq War.
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155Hellstorm - Neo-Nazi "documentary" currently getting hundreds of thousands of views on youtube. While it's obvious propaganda, I don't personally have the full historical knowledge to give it a proper RWing. [EDIT] Start of a timeline-critique draft here: Draft:Hellstorm
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143Implicit biasWikipedia's W.svg - when you don't think you're biased against a group, but you behave as if you are (and most people behave that way in tests).
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122Surprised that Malcolm GladwellWikipedia's W.svg is a redlink. His glibness and propagation of scientific misconceptions in the name of popular science is definite article material. Also, history as an actual corporate shill. Also, the rich are so hard done by.
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119Indigenous scienceWikipedia's W.svg, an other way of knowing with a strange resemblance to made-up BS. Has an actual meaning, then getting culturally useful but scientifically questionable, but now basically just made-up BS. Spotted on /r/skeptic.
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132Either saturated fatWikipedia's W.svg or cholesterolWikipedia's W.svg: Since the discovery that there are two types of LDL cholesterol -- small, dense and large, fluffy -- the paleo diet crowd has started using that fact as an excuse to claim that saturated fat doesn't contribute to heart disease. (one example) Also, recently, the health difference between long-chain and medium-chain saturated fatty acids have come under scrutiny.
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116Florence NightingaleWikipedia's W.svg, a nurse who was an early pioneer of evidence-based medicine.
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122False rape accusationsWikipedia's W.svg. While this is partially covered in the article on rape apology, it could use its own article, since it's the favourite canard of the "men's rights" movement and it seems to creep into any serious discussion about rape.
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142NoFapWikipedia's W.svg and Your Brain On Porn. If you've been on Reddit for long enough you should know what NoFap is: A subreddit (and now a site) about abstaining from porn and/or masturbation; movement is full of claims that abstaining from porn and/or masturbation gives them "superpowers". Your Brain On Porn is a site and book by Gary Wilson claiming that pornography is the new cocaine. I don't have a particular stance on it, but I'd like to see some RationalWiki writers take a look at them.
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109HypochondriaWikipedia's W.svg. Not quite the same as self-diagnosis, but relevant. Current article is a near-worthless stub.
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98Fight The New DrugWikipedia's W.svg, an organization dedicated to teaching the ills of pornography as well as treating addiction to porn using all the wrong methods. Full of Mormons and with some direct LDS Church support.
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108The Innocence ProjectWikipedia's W.svg is a non-profit legal organization that is committed to exonerating wrongly convicted people through the use of DNA testing and to reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld. To date, the work of the Innocence Project has led to the freeing of 337 wrongfully convicted people, including 20 who spent time on death row.
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103The O. J. Simpson murder caseWikipedia's W.svg (officially the People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson) was a criminal trial held at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. The former professional football star and actor O. J. Simpson was tried on two counts of murder after the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and waiter Ronald Lyle Goldman, in June 1994. We can write an article discussing the case not just as a cultural phenomenon but also discuss the overwhelming amount of logical fallacies (emotional appeal, Chewbacca defense, prosecutor's fallacy), dishonesty tactics and evidence gathering mistakes that took place during the trial and/or behind the scenes, which all had great impact on law in America. We can also discuss the impact on race relations that took place at the time. Simpson, being an African American, had a strong appeal toward the black community because of his seemingly squeaky clean image, charismatic personality and his rags to riches story with the majority of them believing he was innocent and being persecuted for his race. Because of this, there was a height of fear in Los Angeles of another race riot worse than the 1992 Los Angeles riots if he was prosecuted. Best books to use as research for the article would be Jeffrey Toobin's The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, and Vincent Bugliosi's Outrage: The Five Reasons O.J. Simpson Got Away With Murder.
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110 Flint water crisisWikipedia's W.svg a city that is mostly poor black folks gets literally toxic water on the orders of an "emergency manager" who nobody voted for.

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These are the most recent ideas for new articles. Remove if downvoted to death. Note: We have a huge archive of hundreds of article requests dating back to RationalWiki's creation in 2009 (archive 4, archive 3, and archive 2) that also deserve consideration.
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1Shiva Ayyadurai is a man running for US Senate against Elizabeth Warren. He is most notable for falsely claiming to be the “inventor of email”. He also assaulted his girlfriend and tried to stab a police officer with a pen while resisting arrest.
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3Dr Shaym is a youtuber, antifeminst, and critic of "SJWs." He is quite popular with nearly 450k subcribers.
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7BlacKkKlansman is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Spike Lee. The film is based on the 2014 memoir Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth. Set in 1972 Colorado Springs, the plot follows Stallworth, the first African-American detective to join the Colorado Springs Police Department, who sets out to infiltrate and expose the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. The film uses this historical event to offer a trenchant commentary on current events coinciding with the one year anniversary of Unite the Right and the death of Heather Heyer. The film received acclaim from critics, with many praising the performances and timely themes, as well as noting it as a return to form for Lee.
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2Jordan Sather is a right-wing conspiracy theorist and a prominent QAnon promoter on YouTube. He subscribes to the whole gamut of conspiracy theories, ranging from Pizzagate to UFOs. He makes Alex Jones look tame by comparison. He is allied with the likes of David Wilcock and Corey Goode. After QAnon made national news, he went on Comedy Central to defend QAnon, to the dismay of his own followers.
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2Peter Lloyd, aka The inSuffragent on Youtube, an anti-feminist MRA author who thinks marriage is a "Fraud of The Rings" against men (and blames feminists for this, of course).[1]
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1Lost Ship of the DesertWikipedia's W.svg, a legend about a ship stranded in the Sonoran Desert (or sometimes Mojave Desert), generally said to be in southern California or possibly Mexico. Probably Spanish, maybe pirates, but also claimed to be Viking, or crewed by lost Israelites. There is a rumored treasure, and various wacky people are still hunting for it.[10][11][12][13][14][15] It's the intersection of several myths: Pre-Columbian contact theories, legends from the American West about lost gold mines[16], and entrepreneurs worldwide promoting rumored shipwrecks laden with unimaginable treasure.
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2LifeBuzz: Clickbait and fake news website. Published homeopath video ("Scientists From Germany Show That Water Has Memory. This Video Blows My Mind.". 500k+ views). Over 2 million monthly users. They also operate a woo site called Welt im Tropfen --> Here's a pdf with their findings and here is the psiram article of one of the authors Bernd Kröplin. In the homeopathy video, a scientist was cited who allegedly belongs to a department that doesn't exist at the Uni Stuttgart. There is really no "Aerospace Institute" at the Uni Stuttgart. There is an "Institute for Aviation Systems", an "Institute for Airplane Construction", an university course called "Aerospace Technology" at (among others) the "Institute for Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics", an "Institute for Aviational Propulsion", an "Flight Mechanics and Controls Lab" and a few other with a connection to Aerospace topics, but not "Aerospace Institute". They didn't even brag with the name of the alleged scientist.
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2Visit Creation: VC.org is Ken Ham's favorite vacation planner. Hemant Mehta response.
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5Joey Salads: right wing youtube who produces racist "social experiments" about how aggressive blacks are. See this video for famous example of him staging one of his "experiments", and the followup "interview".
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1Revelation Unraveled: 18 million views, 50k subscribers. Typical millenial Christian channel that put out this beautiful video.
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3World of Lucid Dreaming: 400,000 monthly views. Relevant research: [https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ursula_Voss/publication/26808995_Lucid_Dreaming_A_State_of_Consciousness_with_Features_of_Both_Waking_and_Non-Lucid_Dreaming/links/0f31753aa67e2a0b69000000.pdf Lucid dreaming exists as a measurable phenomenon] (also this and this) but that's about as far as you should trust the site. Bob_M's review: "Its suggestions on how do reality checks while dreaming, what to do about false awakenings - where people dream they have woken up multiple times - along with their description of sleep paralysis are all pretty good. Just don't buy any supplements or machines." But see this mishmash of new age folk psychology and Jungian symbolism. They peddle lucid dreaming supplements, lucid dreaming books, lucid dreaming products and the likes. The woman running the site, Rebecca, also offers an expensive lucid dreaming course, which she uses the site to advertise for. (and use those three to expand this). Reverend Black Percy (talk) 13:56, 27 December 2016 (UTC)
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4Muslim Statistics https://muslimstatistics.wordpress.com/: Terrible source of """statistics""". For example, a headline read: "Sweden: est 77% of rapes committed by 2% Muslim male population – Crime statistics". The article stated: "The foreign rape figures at 77.6% Muslim has been anonymously confirmed by Swedish police in a phone conversation." "muslimstatistics.wordpress.com" 38,000 Google results.
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3Spiritual Research Foundation: Kooky new age religious folks. Claim that "85% of homosexuality" is due to "mainly ghosts". 600,000 monthly viewers.
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2 Jimmie Åkesson, current leader of the far-right party known as the Sweden Democrats, who is attempting to brush aside his party's dark history and shenanigans to make his party look more moderate in an attempt to gain control of Sweden to enact his party's agenda.
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7 The K-Pg Extinction, commonly known as the "death of the dinosaurs," is just a redirect to a section of geologic timeline at the moment. There's a bit of woo surrounding hypotheses alternative to the commonly-accepted asteroid impactor. Perhaps even a page on mass extinctions in general.
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4 Sarah Jeong was recenly hired to the NYT and was found to have made "racist" tweets a few years ago after being repeatedly trolled and harassed. This started a controversy that got worse after Jeong and NYT defended themselves.
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3 Sacrificial Virgins, and anti-vaccine movie disguised as a "documentary". This time relating to HPV vaccines.
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5Prevent, the British government's anti-extremism strategy[17] founded under Tony Blair in 2003 but reviewed under David Cameron/Theresa May in 2011[18] and still active, initially founded primarily to combat radical Islamism, but also involved with countering the far right[19], and radical environmentalism[20]. There are concerns about freedom of speech.[21][22]
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7Mohammad Tawhidi, the self-proclaimed "Imam of Peace", is a useful idiot whom refers to himself as "human-wing" to downplay the fact that he gained a following amongst the right and far-right both for fueling their islamophobia by sharing articles from questionable sources and bashing the left.
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5George GilderWikipedia's W.svg is a writer, technology advocate, antifeminist, and and co-founder of the Discovery Institute. He holds a lot of cranky and controversial opinions, e.g. condemning native american and black African tribal cultures as corrupt and tragic failures. He lauds Israel as the pinnacle of modern civilization, and of course, he believes in Intelligent design. In 2018 he's making the rounds on right wing and religious outlets selling his new book predicting the rise of blockchain and the end of Google.
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15Sacha Baron Cohen, comedian who tricked various notable gun nuts into advocating for the arming of four-year-olds.[2]
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6John Harvey Kellogg was a medical doctor, co-creater of corn flakes, and a puritanical Seventh-Day Aventist who heavily promoted the second phase of the Clean living movement, approached "biologic living" by combining pseudoscience with his Adventist beliefs to promote temperance and abstinence, and advocated for the circumcision of young boys believing that it would prevent masturbation and for the application of carbolic acid to young girls' clitoris (thankfully the later didn't catch on).
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5With Canadian election season quickly approaching, articles on new party leaders and prime ministerial candidates Andrew ScheerWikipedia's W.svg and Jagmeet SinghWikipedia's W.svg would probably be appreciated by Canuck RWers, or at least a more up-to-date expansion of their parties' pages (Conservative and NDP) commenting on their new platforms in response to Justin Trudeau's government
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5Cochrane LibraryWikipedia's W.svg or CochraneWikipedia's W.svg (formerly Cochrane Collaboration), an important organisation in evidence-based medicine, which provides a database of systematic reviews. Article should explain why it's so valuable as a source of information, and maybe look at any criticisms.
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3Autumn AsphodelCreate draft, transgender Youtuber who makes videos ranting against the “Transgender Population Control Agenda”, the mainstream media, vaccines, and political correctness. She is essentially the poor man’s Blaire White.
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16Douglas MurrayCreate draft, a gay, neocon writer whose views are often considered to islamophobic and/or xenophobic [3]. Also says that britain isn't racist because Meghan Markle[4]. He is essentially the poor man's Milo Yiannopoulos.
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34Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic PartyWikipedia's W.svg is yet another paranoid political documentary by Dinesh D'Souza about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and an examination of the "history" of the Democratic Party.
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7Death of a Nation, an upcoming film by Dinesh D'Souza that basically accuses Democrats of being "the real racists". It will be shown in theaters on August 3. Feel free to add more details as new information about this film is revealed.
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6Brandon StrakaCreate draft, gay conservative who founded the #WalkAway movement.
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8Matteo Salvini,Wikipedia's W.svg Italy's new anti-immigrant, far-right deputy prime minister.
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1HuaweiWikipedia's W.svg and ZTE,Wikipedia's W.svg two popular smartphone manufacturers from China which made the headlines after being subject to accusations of spying and being a national security threat by the US government. Such claims have in turn been accused of being protectionism masked as security concerns.
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-3ReSistersCreate draft, TERF Twitter account that regularly posts memes consisting of anti-trans dogwhistles.[5]
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3Arielle ScarcellaCreate draft, LGBT rights activist who has recently faced accusations of transphobia.
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8That Guy TCreate draft, Libertarian, anti-feminist, atheist, anarcho-capitalist. Totally not a fascist.[6]
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4Defend EuropaCreate draft - a place whose main tags are Migrants, Islam, Population Replacement, Heritage & Identity, The Establishment and Other News like Repeal The 8th: The Destruction of Traditional Ireland?, Why Is The Left So Quick To Excuse Rape: Continental Edition or Alt-Tech: Making It Happen
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2The Anatomically Correct BananaCreate draft - an alt-right clog full of barely sourced multi-thousand word screeds like Year of the Cuck, Pungent Musk of Success (where they use an ambiguous tweet by Elon Musk as a jumping-off point to claim him as redpilled Anti-Semite, and a proxy for a woke white European "Faustian Man" doomed to self-destruct between the pressure from Jews and Muslims), or The Jewish Kvetchion.
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4The Hebrew HammerCreate draft is a 2003 comedy film written and directed by Jonathan Kesselman. The plot concerns a Jewish blaxploitation crime fighter known as the Hebrew Hammer who must save Hanukkah from the antisemitic son of Santa Claus, who wants to destroy Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and make everyone celebrate Christmas. While the film was somewhat controversial for satirizing common Jewish stereotypes, it has retained a cult following. In 2017 a sequel titled 'The Hebrew Hammer Vs. Hitler' was announced as part of a crowd funding campaign. The sequel is a response to the rise of online antisemitism brought on by Donald Trump's election.
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3Spartacus EducationalCreate draft. Sometimes decent website, mostly ran by John Simkin, that contains many biographies. Tends to be somewhat of a conspiracy theorist at times, especially about JFK.
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5Claudia BrownCreate draft, feminist Youtuber who makes videos that debunk anti-SJW arguments.
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24Al-Anon,Wikipedia's W.svg because people seem to think they are owned by the Co$ in the same way that Narconon is. Al-Anon and Nar-AnonWikipedia's W.svg are twelve step programs for the friends and families of those affected by addiction and are associated with Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, respectively.
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19Secret Mysteries of America's BeginningsCreate draft, a four-part, twelve-hour documentary by Dr. Stan MonteithWikipedia's W.svg linking the founding fathers to every conspiracy theory imaginable.
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19Crowdfunding,Wikipedia's W.svg from Kickstarter to Indiegogo and the even smaller sites. How many quacks gain support and apparent legitimacy for their books or "documentaries" through these means?
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21Tom DeLonge,Wikipedia's W.svg former singer and guitarist of Blink-182 turned UFO hunter.[7] He also founded the To The Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences and launched the website Strange Times[8] dedicated to extraterrestrials, paranormal activity, cryptozoology, and conspiracy theories.
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24Sutherland Springs church shooting,Wikipedia's W.svg and the Atomwaffen scum perpetrator Devin Patrick KelleyWikipedia's W.svg[9]
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22Alexander Technique,Wikipedia's W.svg it is mentioned on RW under Alternative Medicine Education and listed as a "Medical Cult" in Martin Gardner's Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science alongside iridodiagnosis and zone therapy, but we have no page explaining what the technique entails.
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5CourtCreate draft or Court SystemCreate draft. It would be useful to have an article just on courts. Probably would include some history contrasted with what freemen on the land say.
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9CarnivoryCreate draft or a carnivore diet. A mostly online community of people who believe that humans should eat a diet that is primarily meat.[10]
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6Boogie2988,Wikipedia's W.svg Youtuber who thinks gay marriage shouldn’t be legal until 20 years from now in order to prevent gay people from being murdered for being gay.[11] It makes no sense to us either.
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8Some Black GuyCreate draft, Reactionary metalhead who claims to be "nonpartisan". He hates the "liberal media" and believes that Donald Trump is a good guy, ignoring the fact that he's been openly endorsed by white nationalists.[12] Oh, and he befriended a white supremacist.
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3Bunty KingCreate draft, centrist Youtuber who loves goats.
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14Roaming MillennialCreate draft, anti-feminist, anti-SJW Youtuber who claims that people of color are not oppressed.[13]
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12Paperclip maximizerWikipedia's W.svg[23] or Paperclip apocalypse. A thought experiment about a hypothetical A.I that destroys the universe to manufacture paperclips. Critique of A.I alarmism.
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1Activist MommyCreate draft, the pseudonym of Elizabeth Johnston, a conservative vlogger and activist, who became infamous through her Facebook videos against the LGBTQ community, specifically trans people.[14]
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2Progressive DadCreate draft, most infamous example of Poe’s Law on the internet. Suspected of being a 4chan op after putting his “partner’s daughter” in a cage.[15]
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16Mark Lane,Wikipedia's W.svg a notable JFK conspiracy theorist with connections to Jim Jones
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27ICE,Wikipedia's W.svg proof that fascism has come to America.
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20We have trans fat,Wikipedia's W.svg but something similar on saturated fatWikipedia's W.svg or even just fatWikipedia's W.svg is sorely needed. (Note: an article request for either saturated fat or cholesterol is currently on the Most Wanted Articles list above.)
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6Stephen Woodward, also known as Rationality Rules, is an atheist and skeptic YouTuber that tackles fundamentalist and apologetic arguments. Also has a few videos destroying Jordan Peterson's ideas.
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13Creationist CatCreate draft, Youtuber who is notable for his most recent video, “Prager U Are The Dangerous People Teaching Your Kids (with Jordan Peterson!)”, in which he exposed Jordan B. Peterson, the Wilks brothers, PragerU, Dave Rubin, Dennis Prager, Tara McCarthy, Milo Yiannopoulos, Betsy Devos, Turning Point USA, Charlie Kirk, Candace Owens, Ben Shapiro, Kanye West, Christina Hoff Sommers, and the Koch brothers as liars.[16]
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22Chapel Hill shooting.Wikipedia's W.svg In 2015, Craig Stephen Hicks shot and killed his neighbours in the late afternoon. He later turned himself in to Pittsboro police. He was an atheist and strongly against religion, and his neighbours were Muslim. It may have been a hate crime or the product of a dispute over parking. One of the theories posits that it was a parking dispute made worse by him disagreeing with their religion.
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41Eye color,Wikipedia's W.svg specifically changing eye color that some claim correlates with their mood, weather, fatigue, or aging. I've also seen several versions of this eye color chart which does not accurately portray how Punnett squaresWikipedia's W.svg really work[17] and could potentially lead some to falsely believe that infidelity has occurred. This could be its own article about eye colors or even just a new section added to the already existing eye article.
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445-HTP,Wikipedia's W.svg a supplement commonly advertised as a treatment for everything from depression to migraines to OCD by increasing serum levels of serotonin. Regardless of whether it works for these maladies it can be dangerous to take without taking CarbidopaWikipedia's W.svg alongside to regulate it, because too much peripheral serotonin can damage the heart.
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8Miranda YardleyCreate draft, a trans woman who supports TERFs and has been banned from Twitter at least once for harassment of trans activists.
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12Saying "only joking" as a method of camouflaging offensive or extreme ideas especially by the far right[24][25], a first cousin to "just asking questions". This is mentioned in some articles on specific cases, e.g. antisemitism and rape culture, but it extends more widely.
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50Blue Planet ProjectCreate draft, a notebook detailing several different types of aliens and our numerous exchanges with them. This document is the alleged result of the actions of one or more scientists creating a covert, unauthorized notebook documenting their involvement with an Above Top Secret government program. A copy of the document can be found here. There is also an associated Facebook page.[18]
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36AseaCreate draft, another classic example of a water woo pyramid scheme, they make bold health claims and use vague, nonscientific descriptions of free radicalsWikipedia's W.svg and "Redox Signaling Molecules", sometimes even mixing it with real science.[19][20] I found this quote regarding the ingredients: "Recently, a company called ASEA, was able to take sodium, chloride, hydrogen and oxygen (salt water) molecules, separate them and recombine them to form oxidants (free radicals) and reductants (which neutralize oxidants)."[21] They also have a YouTube channel.[22]
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40FunVaxCreate draft, short for "Fundamentalist Vaccine", is the vaccine for religious fundamentalism described in a video allegedly leaked from the Pentagon[23] and later sensationalized popularized by Natural News.[24] It works by using a viral vector that inhibits/decreases the expression of the VMAT2Wikipedia's W.svg gene[25] which has also been referred to as the "God gene".Wikipedia's W.svg[26] A copy of the final report can be found here.
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40Atrazine,Wikipedia's W.svg the pesticide chemical that turns frogs gay, and Tyrone Hayes,Wikipedia's W.svg the scientist who discovered this. He now runs a website: http://atrazinelovers.com
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51Eric P. DollardCreate draft, an electrical engineer and inventor who claims to be continuing the works of Tesla and focusing on earthquake prediction[27][28] and what appears to be free energy.[29][30] His lab is mentioned on Wikipedia[31] as well as Powerpedia[32] and John Chappell's Natural Philosophy Society wiki.[33] He has had several successful Indiegogo campaigns.[34][35][36][37][38][39] He also has his own website,[40] and there even is an entire forum dedicated to his work.[41]
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5The Million Man MovementCreate draft, Youtuber who makes videos debunking right-wing racist propaganda.[42]
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12Trans Crime UKCreate draft, internet hate site dedicated to portraying trans people (especially trans women) as criminals. Is also notorious for fake news reporting, since many of the supposedly transgender individuals that the website talks about are actually cisgender crossdressers.
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45Occupy DemocratsWikipedia's W.svg An extreme left-wing series of websites with an abysmal fact-checking record and Breitbart style spin according to MBFC, Politifact, and Snopes.
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18Misgendering,Wikipedia's W.svg a common form of transphobia utilized by wingnuts and TERFS.
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9Andy LewisCreate draft, also known as User:Lecanardnoir (IP address: 95.147.39.33) on RationalWiki and @lecanardnoir on Twitter. He is a skeptic and creator of his project The Quackometer. He does not believe trans women are women. When called out on this belief by RationalWiki on Twitter, Andy flipped out and attacked the RationalWiki Twitter account, even going so far as to create a RationalWiki account and harass a bunch of RationalWiki users who have never even heard of him on the talk page of Trans-exclusionary radical feminism. Needless to say, the results were not pretty.
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18Modes of learningEdit draft, the idea that some people are more "visual" of "auditory" etc. learners. I hear that there's no scientific evidence for it.
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8PeachyoghurtCreate draft, TERF and conspiracy theorist who thinks that doctors should not be trusted and that transsexuality is caused by narcissism, borderline, depression, and autism.[43] Also makes videos that mock transgender women in a similar style as that of minstrel shows.[44]
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16The Progressive VoiceCreate draft, also known as Sahil Habibi.[45]
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10David SherrattCreate draft, Renegade Post-SJW Progressive monitoring far right extremism. “Leftist Batman.” Currently owning Nazis online. "I am terrified of him" - Millennial Woes.[46]
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11Magdalen BernsCreate draft, a TERF who frequently misgenders the trans people that she makes videos about. Also thinks that trans women are like blackface actors by just pretending they are "men who get sexual kicks from being treated like women".[47] Believes that passing trans women do not exist.[48]
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25David Hogg,Wikipedia's W.svg notable gun control activist. Has received several rape threats and death threats from various gun nuts.
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22Combat 18,Wikipedia's W.svg one of the longest-established and most notorious British neo-nazi groups, now active internationally. See the Wikipedia article on Combat 18.
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13Doug FordWikipedia's W.svg - the head of the Progressive Conservative party of Ontario, Canada and soon-to-be leader of the province. While this site is largely American, why don't we have something aboot him?
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-10French toast,Wikipedia's W.svg also known as "freedom toast."
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20Ling AndersonCreate draft, Asian-American transgender Trump-supporting white supremacist. Yes, you read that correctly.
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17Kyle Kashuv,Wikipedia's W.svg pro-NRA school shooting survivor. Yes, you read that correctly.
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12Joe NahhasCreate draft. He runs Newton's Equations Solved Wrong for 350 Years U Tube and has a page on Natural Philosophers Wikipedia [26]. A pseudoscientist who likes to try and give new solutions to Newton and attacks the scientific mainstream on General Science Journal
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16Intellectual Dark Web,Wikipedia's W.svg a website that tries to portray itself as a source of enlightenment. However, it is nothing more than a right-wing circle-jerk.
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13Anders Björkman, who claims to be a "naval architect" and "marine engineer," is a paranoid conspiracy theorist who believes that human space travel is a hoax, fraud, and conspiracy invented and perpetuated by the United States Government. He also believes in various 911 conspiracy theories, claims nuclear weapons cannot work, and backs his claims up with thousands of pages of pseudoscientific gibberish. He maintains a marvelous textbook example of a nutty website, complete with excessive formatting approaching Time Cube style and obligatory home on tripod.
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9Michael Knowles,Wikipedia's W.svg part time actor, part time writer for The Daily Wire, and overall someone who comes off as insufferable. "Wrote" a book purporting to list reasons to vote democrat. Spoiler alert, it's just 266 blank pages. It became a #1 best seller on Amazon and (perhaps not surprisingly) Donald Trump praised the book as "a great book for your reading entertainment". An article on him would be interesting.
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16Alignment FallacyCreate draft: The assumption that X and Y must be the same just because they oppose Z. (Real World Example: Michael Knowles equating the left and Alt-right because they are "both alternatives to American conservatism") Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHXL00wY3nY at the 1:00 mark.
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9Stephen Miller,Wikipedia's W.svg "Trump's Right-Hand Troll", formerly a right-wing provocateur on American college campuses, a frequent presence on right-wing media, and more recently a Trump aide.
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6Frantz Fanon,Wikipedia's W.svg Martinican existentialist psychiatrist and revolutionary theorist, known for his ideas about how colonised people internalise the racism of their oppressors, and how revolutionary violence is the best way of re-establishing dignity and autonomy in colonised people. Influential in anti-colonial studies and via Sayyid QutbWikipedia's W.svg and Ali ShariatiWikipedia's W.svg on radical Islamism. As well as the question of whether his ideas are batshit crazy or merely a challenge to shallow liberal humanist thought, his work relates to political extremism and a bunch of other relevant topics.
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15Religious glossaryCreate draft. We have a feminist glossary and a Manosphere glossary. We definitely need a religious glossary of some sort, or maybe a few for all the different religions we have a lot of content on. Draft at User:Benn/sandbox for the Abrahamic religions only
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15 Prostate massageWikipedia's W.svg/milking. At times used during prostate exams for legit medical purposes, and also for individual sexual purposes. However, there are proponents who claim that prostate massage or milking can prevent prostate cancer and bring other health benefits. There have also been some statement on medical websites online saying that it could spread prostate cancer if present. This is an issue that I think warrants a RW article on.
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7John PilgerWikipedia's W.svg is an Australian journalist and BAFTA award-winning documentary film maker, but according to Wikipedia, he is a strong critic of American, Australian and British foreign policy, which he considers to be driven by an imperialist agenda: it seems to be bordering on conspiracy territory, but it does not hurt to investigate.
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2kyroot.comCreate draft also known as 1708 Reasons Christianity is False is a guest post created by atheist Michael Runyan. Each point listed presents a claim for questioning the authenticity of Christianity. In total, they lay out a convincing case that Christianity is untrue based on the premise that a true, factual religion guided by a supernatural god would be precise, flawless, authentic, transcendent, unmatched, unique, prescient, prophetic, revelatory, internally consistent, and scientifically accurate.
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15Aleksandr SolzhenitsynWikipedia's W.svg was a Russian writer. He fought in the Red Army during the Second World War. Towards the end of the war, letters were discovered in which he was critical of Stalin, for which he was sentenced to eight years in the Gulag prison camp system. He wrote several works critical of the communist system, and won the 1970 Nobel prize for literature.
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12Pat McCrory:Wikipedia's W.svg Former governor of North Carolina, managed to do bad enough to lose to a Democrat in an state won by Trump. Screwed over the LGBT community then violated federal law, along with letting an energy giant off scot-free with a coal ash spill. A draft has been made.
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7Not sure of a title, maybe House of Commons paedophile hoax, but the panic over every British politician in the 1970s and 80s being a paedophile, which was motivated by one or two genuine cases such as Cyril Smith but rose to cover Edward Heath, Lord McAlpine and many more. It has been largely exposed as the work of fantasists, but provides an excellent example of fake news, conspiracy theories, and how people can believe horrible things without evidence.[27][28]
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12Mumsnet:Wikipedia's W.svgA popular forum for mothers that is also known for trans hate
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45Cryptocurrency:Wikipedia's W.svg Just a redirect to Bitcoin. This should definitely be an article all of its own, between the conspiracy theories about it, the scams, and the miscellaneous other items.
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20Meghan Murphy:Wikipedia's W.svg Founder of the Canadian website Feminist Current. Among other things, she doesn't see trans women as women, repeatedly and deliberately misgenders them, and regurgitates tired TERF talking points. Says "TERF" is hate speech (here's a response) and made transmisogynistic and vaguely racist comments about actress Laverne CoxWikipedia's W.svg (here's a response). She has a habit of self-servingly conflating criticism of TERFism with criticism of feminism in general to support her persecution complex, as when she attacked transgender columnist Juno Dawson (here's a response). Also holds sex-worker exclusionary positions.
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6Red ChristmasWikipedia's W.svg - an Australian pro-life Christmas horror movie wherein a stranger born from a botched abortion returns to take revenge on his mother[29]. There's apparently a detailed making-of doc Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare. If anybody fancies watching this and writing a bit, that would be a noble deed.
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14Alfie Evans caseWikipedia's W.svg - I know too little about medicine to do this but he was a 18 month old British toddler who passed away recently after his life support system was cut off after his doctors realised that he would never recover from his condition and that leaving it on, as well as moving him to Italy as the parents wanted to do would merely exacerbate and prolong his suffering. Before his body was even cold, people around the world were condemning the doctors who did so as murderers and making death treats against them. Notably it has become a media sensation in the US as an emotional argument as to why socialised medicine is evil.
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13Aceh:Wikipedia's W.svg An autonomous part of Indonesia under sharia law (for Muslim residents) known for several human rights abuses, such as the public flogging of gays and the "reeducation" of trans inhabitants.
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11Toynbee tilesWikipedia's W.svg are an urban phenomenon where messages of unknown origin are embedded in asphalt. The tiles sometimes exhibit cryptic political statements, and and their origin and history, dating back to the 1980s are somewhat covered on the other wiki.Wikipedia's W.svg The phenomenon is also associated with shortwave pirate radio.
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12Convex Earth-The Documentary: A 90 minute "documentary" of "scientists" and "researchers" trying to prove the Earth is flat. The video can be viewed [here.]
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4Andrew Klavan:Wikipedia's W.svg Surprised that there isn't an article on him. Anyway, best known as the first person to claim that The Dark Knight was 2.5 hour defense of the Bush Administration and other wingnuttery and bullshit.
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13A Matter of Faith:Wikipedia's W.svg A Young Earth Creationist propaganda film directed by Rich ChristianoWikipedia's W.svg and was strongly endorsed by Answers in Genesis.
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20Jezebel,Wikipedia's W.svg a feminist blogfest that drew ire from reasonable people and Paul Elam alike for an article in which several contributors nonchalantly described how they abuse their male partners.
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10Open-air preaching,Wikipedia's W.svg street preaching, or public preaching is the act of evangelizing a religious faith in public places. It is an ancient method of proselytizing a religious or social message and has been used by many cultures and religious traditions, but today it is usually associated with Evangelical Protestant Christianity. Some notable modern street preachers are Jesse Morell, Jed Smock, Ruben Israel, Dean Saxton and Dominic Mauro.
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9The BelieverWikipedia's W.svg is a 2001 American drama film directed by Henry Bean and written by Bean and Mark Jacobson. It stars Ryan Gosling as Daniel Balint, a Jew who becomes a Neo-Nazi. The film is loosely based on the true story of Dan Burros, a member of the American Nazi Party and the New York branch of the United Klans of America. He committed suicide after being revealed as Jewish by a New York Times reporter. While the film has been well praised, especially for Gosling's performance, unfortunately the film has been dangerously misinterpreted by many Neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups as being pro-antisemtic and pro-racist.
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13St LukeWikipedia's W.svg the Evangelist, claimed as author of 2 books of the New Testament (Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles) and major supporting player in the life of St Paul of Tarsus. Patron saint of physicians, butchers, students, and artists, and by repute the first icon painter. Even if he didn't write the Gospel of Luke or invent Christian art, it seems an odd omission.
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14StoneTossEdit draftThis webcomic is the epitome of everything wrong with internet politics. And it's pro-nofap, transphobic, pro-Alex Jones, and highly anti-liberal.
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37Roseanne BarrWikipedia's W.svg — TV star, Trump supporter, and multiple conspiracy theory believer.[30][31]
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13Derek BlackWikipedia's W.svg is the son of Don Black and former white nationalist. In 2016 he disavowed the beliefs held by his father and family and the Stormfront site, according to an article in The Washington Post. Through his years in college, Black came to feel that white nationalism is not supportable
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12John Bolton,Wikipedia's W.svg future Trump train casualty, arch-conservative wingnut, chicken hawk extraordinaire.
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14Charles LindberghWikipedia's W.svg is really a 2-for-1: there's the far-right links and the baby kidnapping conspiracy theories.
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8Heterodox Academy,Wikipedia's W.svg a campaign for more right-wing and libertarian faculty on university campuses, formed in 2015 and gaining popularity after the 2015-16 U of Missouri protests. Supported by Spiked, Paul Singer, Richard Lounsbery Foundation (which has also funded climate skeptics), Cato Institute people, and other usual suspects on the libertarian right. Are they a serious organisation devoted to diversity, or a front to protect rich white men? (Wikipedia) (Their website with annoying transitions)
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7Hope LyeCreate draft a trans woman who supports TERFs and has been banned from twitter at atleast once for harassment of trans activists. Think a low-budget, British version of Miranda Yardley.
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7Broadcasting Board of Governors,Wikipedia's W.svg which supervises the Voice of America (VOA), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio y Television Marti, Radio Free Asia, and the Middle East Broadcast Networks. VOA also runs Polygraph.info, which appears on Google News' Fact Check section. There have been numerous accusations about how independent the news outlets are from the Board of Governors, and be extension the US government.
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9Asgardia,Wikipedia's W.svg also known as the Space Kingdom of Asgardia, is a group of people who have joined together to establish a new nation. They have adopted a constitution and they intend to access outer space free of the control of existing nations. They are in the process of electing a 150-member parliament and they plan to seek recognition as a nation-state. Their first satellite, named Asgardia-1,Wikipedia's W.svg was launched into space on 12 November 2017. Currently just a single paragraph in the Micronation article.
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7Gene KimCreate draft is an independent Baptist pastor at San Jose Bible Baptist Church. He's best known for such bizarre views including the belief that the earth is hollow and hell is in there, belief that the antichrist will be a black Catholic Syrian Jew, and that Steven Anderson isn't doing enough to condemn homosexuality.[32]
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-3BabaMailCreate draft (http://www.ba-bamail.com): A general interest website full of clickbait. Mostly decent content, except their Health section seems to promote questionable material and woo at times.
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15Right-Authoritarian Republic StandardCreate draft: A batshit insane far-right news source that lives in an alternate reality where upstanding conservatives are under assault by evul globalists and Muzzlims. They stole a tactic from the LaRouche and Hovind fanbases, claiming any time a right-winger is arrested, it's political oppression. For references, they appear a lot on WIGO:CLOGS for March 2018. It literally runs articles like 9 Things Alt-Right Men Need to Know and 8 Things Alt-Right Women Need To Know, or "Gremlins as a Critique of Mass Third World Immigration/.
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6Telltale AtheistCreate draft is an atheist youtuber. His content is primarily aimed against cults, most specifically the Jehovah's Witnesses, of which he is a shunned ex-member, and he often reacts to and comments on their propaganda. He has stated he would like his channel to be "pro-science" as well as "anti-cult."
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9David Peters a notorious crank among the palaeontlogical community. Peters runs the webshites Reptile Evolution and The Pterosaur Heresies, in which he spews pseudoscientific claims about various prehistoric tetrapods, particularly reptiles (as the first site says). Peters claims to using a new technique called "Digital Graphics Segregation" (literally editing images of fossils in Photoshop) to find structures that supposedly remain undiscovered to mainstream palaeontologists, mostly because said "structures" are artefacts of his editing. Peters also comes to... interesting conclusions about phylogeny. For instance, he claims pterosaurs are not even archosaurs, but rather lepidosaurs (lizards, snakes, tuataras, etc.). Peters has also harassed several noted palaeontologists for disagreeing with him. As if that wasn't enough, his drivel is often the only readily available source of information on obscure taxa, so he keeps getting Google search results every day by the uninformed public. I,the writer of this entry, seriously question how this guy managed to slip under our radar, tbh.
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8Jeff UtzlerCreate draft (Jutz Baptist on YouTube) is an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and a long-time follower of Steven Anderson. While he may not be as infamous as Anderson, he's definitely someone that we should keep close tabs on.
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13David Wood,Wikipedia's W.svg Christian apologist who also claims to be a "former psychopath" who was saved by Jebus himself. Runs a relatively popular christian Youtube channel called Actsapologetics. A draft has been started here.
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6Michael CaputoCreate draft Christian apologist who runs the hilariously named website http://atheismexposed.tripod.com/index.htm and attempts to "debunk" atheism and "prove" Christianity. He wrote several books which involve copy and pasting a list of Christian figures which unsurprisingly have no ratings.
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10Emanuel Swedenborg,Wikipedia's W.svg 18th century scientist and philosopher who also wrote a very detailed book on the afterlife, called Heaven and Hell, and was very influential on later mystical traditions.
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13Reinhard Heydrich,Wikipedia's W.svg a major Nazi figure considered among the most directly responsible for the Holocaust.
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15Alex McFarland,Wikipedia's W.svg a delusional, fanatical, and deranged far-right extremist who hosts the radio show "Exploring the Word" on American Family Radio and has served as Director of Teen Apologetics with the hate group Focus on the Family. He is a raging homophobe, Islamophobe, anti-evolutionist theocrat.
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14Kidnapped for ChristWikipedia's W.svghere, a movie that is somehow worse than Jesus Camp, it involves kids getting kidnapped from their homes and put into a Jamaican "reeducation" school. Activities there include: punishing people for things they can't biologically control (i.e. panic attacks), beating them senseless with a wooden paddle for little to no reason, restricting any and all communication between kids and their parents, etc.
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8Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland,Wikipedia's W.svg Ireland's constitutional amendment banning abortion. Currently in the process of being reviewed for referendum.
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20PlasticWikipedia's W.svg or Plastic pollution.Wikipedia's W.svg[33] The subject of a lot of environmentalist scare stories.[34][35][36] But are they justified? What can be done? Are plastic bag taxes and plastic bottle deposit schemes useful or just window dressing?
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20Arthur Jones,Wikipedia's W.svg active Illinois Nazi and perennial candidate since the 1970s,[37] he is poised to win the 2018 GOP nomination for the 3rd Congressional District, though he's almost certain to lose the general election.[38]
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14Zuma,Wikipedia's W.svg the Pentagon satellite recently launched by SpaceX. Right now, it seems like it simply failed. However, that conclusions hurts not only the pride in US military and technology, but also the faith of myriad geeks in SpaceX and Elon Musk. This heady mix resulted in many theories that the failure was a false flag, it's working fine because it's stealth and it's actually meant to counter North Korean EMPs.
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14Morocco.Wikipedia's W.svg A major player in regional politics and economics, has been attempted and deleted thrice. It's also committed genocide against the Sahrawi ethnic group.
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12Self-hating JewWikipedia's W.svg or self-loathing Jew is a pejorative term used for a Jewish person who is alleged to hold antisemitic views. Bobby Fischer is an example of this.
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7Laura Huhtasaari.Wikipedia's W.svg Think Marine Le Pen, but with more overt racism and sex appeal. Currently in charge of the True Finns party, the xenophobic party of Finland, but is getting international attention due to, well, racism in Scandinavia seems to be something alt-righters are obsessed with. Also, a Creationist.
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2Michael ParentiWikipedia's W.svg - American journalist and political scientist who wrote To Kill a Nation: The Attack on Yugoslavia which supposedly pushes genocide denial.
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6FelicifiaCreate draft; Imagine LessWrong, shrink it to about 1% of its size, and focus it exclusively on utilitarianism. Last posts were in April, and not much activity went on in total, as members predictably decided doing other things was more "utility-maximising" than maintaining the forum. Even so, it still provides crankery galore, with its self-professed utilitarians reaching some interesting conclusions. I.e. donating to human-focused charities is less efficient than to animal ones because humans living better and longer will make more animals suffer and so cancel out all the gains. However, both are inefficient right now, and true path is to accelerate neuroscience giving people (and animals) "entirely euphoric lives", which must be possible because "euphoric" surgery is possible now. Another is belief in a "welfare state for animals" that'll eliminate suffering in the wild by, amongst other things, wiping out the predators and protecting insects (high return on investment for doing so.) Also contains many links to webshites with similar ideas like this detailed plan for "overcoming our natural species conservation bias" and wiping out all predators.
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13Hunting and ConservationWikipedia's W.svg; an article discussing how trophy hunting is being used to provide conservation in Africa by creating economic incentives for conservation over vast areas, including areas which may be unsuitable for alternative wildlife-based land uses such as photographic ecotourism. Arguments for and against should be used.
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-5Angel Ramirez-Jordan, Cynthia G, Radical Homegoddess, Taurean Reign, etc. A clique of black supremacist YouTubers.
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5AltHealthWORKSCreate draft (link), the title says it all really. Articles pushing against vaccines, GMOs and other alt-med topics
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12Roger Waters,Wikipedia's W.svg the former frontman of Pink Floyd has in recent years gained controversy for his anti-Israel rhetoric both on stage and off.
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9David Suzuki,Wikipedia's W.svg the ever-renowned Canadian environmentalist. Given his fame, some scrutiny (not necessarily condemnation) is warranted.
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17mobile phoneWikipedia's W.svg or cellphone:Wikipedia's W.svg there are mentions in Radiation woo and microwave and an article on Electromagnetic hypersensitivity, but RW could do with a more detailed article on the research into mobile phone safety, as well as more recent topics such as the smartphones are damaging kids/adults hysteria (Parents Against Underage Smartphones does have an article, but smartphones are ruining your relationship apparently).
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9A.F. Branco:Wikipedia's W.svg Pro-Trump political cartoonist.[39]
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7Wilfrid Fox Napier,Wikipedia's W.svg a South African Cardinal who is championed by Breitbart for his extreme pro-life rhetoric. He is also already name-checked here for his older comments claiming that Catholic paedophiles should be treated, and not punished.
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19Collagen,Wikipedia's W.svg the protein which is key for our skin make-up. Beauty industry had long capitalised on it with creams, injections, etc. Recently, drinks and other such supplements appeared, as reported here and here, even though collagen obviously doesn't survive going through the digestion system. More dubious links[40][41][42][43][44] Skeptical: Arthritis Research UK[45]
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8Juicero,Wikipedia's W.svg the $400 juice machine that received tons of funding before anyone realised it only worked with sachets you could squeeze by hand anyway. This a clear example of irrationality by itself, but to add extra juice to the story, its CEO is a raw water fan as well.
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17Jesse Lee PetersonWikipedia's W.svg is a far-right conservative activist, media personality, and modern day Uncle Tom. He currently runs the TheFallenState channel on YouTube where he invites different guests to express his pro-white and anti-feminist views toward. To many people, Peterson is ofen called "Uncle Ruckus”. On his radio show, JLP Talk, he thanked God and the white people for enslaving black people and has stated that blacks were better off under Jim Crow laws. Peterson also dislikes feminism and believe women shouldn't even be allowed to vote.
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7Ian FletcherCreate draft a pro-protectionism writer on economics who denies the concept of trade wars.Wikipedia's W.svg Wrote the book Free Trade Doesn't Work and has a column on HuffPo.
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18Cough medicineWikipedia's W.svg and claims that it does not work.[46][47] There seems to be an idea promoted by various alternative healthcare practitioners and critics of conventional medicine/drug companies/etc that cough syrup is completely ineffective, thus indicating that all modern medicine is a con.[48] Criticisms of OTC cough medicine are not always unjustified: a Cochrane review found a lack of evidence of efficacy in treating accute coughs due to the poor quality of existing studies[49], the NHS in the UK recommends drinking honey and lemon instead[50], and unless you have a serious underlying disease like TB, coughs tend to be self-limiting. However, cough drops and codeine might be beneficial[51], cough medicines can also help you sleep[52], and cough medicines can help with coughs from non-viral causes.
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14Balloon releases,Wikipedia's W.svg in particular their impact on the environment/wildlife. They are commonly done to celebrate or to commemorate something. Detractors claim that balloon releases result in the deaths of wildlife, whereas the balloon industry claims otherwise. A very hot button issue.
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3Lawrence WilsonCreate draft (website drlwilson.com). Promotes "nutritional balancing" and believes the world is run by "Rogues", extraterrestrial beings who manipulate society with a nice bit of jonanism
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13Estus PirkleWikipedia's W.svg was a Baptist minister from New Albany, Mississippi. Alongside director Ron Ormond, he was best known for creating and starring in his own Christian exploitation films. His films included If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? (anti-communist propaganda that makes Red Dawn look sane by comparison) and The Burning Hell (Pirkle's interpretation of what the Bible has to say about hell and why it should be believed and feared). Both films can be watched on YouTube, and you can also watch the Cinema Snob's reviews of the movies.
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23Gad Saad,Wikipedia's W.svg A Lebanese-Canadian evolutionary psychology professor known for criticizing almost anything islam while being a staunch defender of Israel. He has a youtube series called "The Saad Truth", which has featured the likes of Dave Rubin, Milo Yiannopoulos, Carl Benjamin, among others. He also had some... interesting things to say about racial profiling here.
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22AATIPWikipedia's W.svg - a Pentagon program that basically searched for UFOs in early 2010s, cost 20 million, found nothing and was strongly backed by Harry Reid at the time. It hit the news very recently, so it might be nice to get an article on this while the usual suspects are still scrambling to shoehorn it into their theories.
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11Camp of the SaintsWikipedia's W.svg - a 1973 book by French "author" Jean Raspail that is a popular reference point for alt-right in regards to the refugee crisis and such. Given that a pdf of it is available online, it's best to do a chapter-by-chapter breakdown to show what people like Steve Bannon and his fans actually praise when they refer to it. Chapter One already describes people on migrant ships as "ant columns" and "microbes in a culture", and bemoans that "scorn of a people of other races, the knowledge that one's own is best" was quashed by "the monstrous cancer implanted in the Western conscience." There's also praise for South Africa at the time as "white nation with eighty percent blacks, not a black nation with twenty percent whites" and what not.
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5Fellowship of the MindsCreate draft - a batshit insane right-wing conspiracy theory blog. Groups its content under tags including Sandy Hook Massacre (alleging it's a false flag), Boston Marathon bombings (ditto), Police State/NWO, St. Michael's Prayer Against Evil (various allegations of Satanism), Creation (guess what) Leftwing Pathology and Islam/Jews. Recent content includes alleging Roy Moore lost due to black voter fraud based on Reddit screenshots.
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11What the Health,Wikipedia's W.svg a documentary available on Netflix that pushes a vegan diet.
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18Muscular ChristianityWikipedia's W.svg was a philosophical movement that originated in England in the mid-19th century, characterised by a belief in patriotic duty, manliness, the moral and physical beauty of athleticism, teamwork, discipline, self-sacrifice, and "the expulsion of all that is effeminate, un-English and excessively intellectual". This movement spread to other countries in the 19th century. Today this movement is well entrenched with athletes, most notably Tim Tebow, Manny Pacquiao, Josh Hamilton, and George Wilson.
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12The Billy Graham ruleWikipedia's W.svg or Pence rule is a practice among male Protestant Christians, in which they avoid spending time alone with women to whom they are not married. It is named after Billy Graham, the most notable proponent of the practice. It is adopted as a display of integrity, a means of avoiding sexual temptation, and to avoid any appearance of doing something considered morally objectionable, but has been criticized as being sexist.
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37Gun control in Nazi GermanyWikipedia's W.svg - Whether as a separate article or as a sub-section in the article about gun control. It's commonly asserted that the Nazis took away everybody's guns and thus were able to begin committing genocide because they were disarmed. This flies in the face of that fact that the Nazis actually relaxed Germany's gun laws (albeit not for the Jews) after the populace were disarmed by allies after World War 1.
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121791LCreate draft - A right-wing YouTube channel that's been operating since March 22, 2016 and accumulated 256k subscribers and 45m views since then. It seems to envision itself as a right-wing counter to The Young Turks and Vox's presence on YouTube, and several of their videos are made explicitly in response to them: What Vox missed about sanctuary cities, Vox's messy explanation of "extreme creators", How Cenk Uygur smeared his own reporter, etc. Other stuff includes How Khan makes it harder for London to fight extremism, A Worthless Agreement (about Paris), and Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Cult of Science. For bonus irony points, How CNN threatened to dox the WWE Trump meme is preceded by Inside the lives of top Trump tweet repliers
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11Supersessionism,Wikipedia's W.svg also called replacement theology or fulfillment theology, is a theological view on the current status of the church in relation to the Jewish people and Judaism. It holds that the Christian Church has succeeded the Israelites as the definitive people of God and that the New Covenant has replaced or superseded the Mosaic covenant. This doctrine has been said to justify anti-Semitism within fundamentalist Christian and Islamic circles.
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12Robert LindsayCreate draft (webshite), ex Communist Party USA founder of liberal race realism and the altleft, has a IQ of 147 and is friends with Jared Taylor; Chris Langnan and Gilead Atzmon once commented on his blog
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20There should be an article on Turning Point USAWikipedia's W.svg and/or its founder, Charlie Kirk,Wikipedia's W.svg considering the fact that they were the ones behind the infamous "Professor Watchlist" site, which borders on McCarthyism with its mission to "expose professors who discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom."
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22Guns, Germs, and SteelWikipedia's W.svg is a book by Jared Diamond that tries to explain why Eurasian and North African civilizations were historically dominant.While generally well received critics argue against many of the details as well as the lack of accounting for human action
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-4Paul BeckwithCreate draft - Another climate change doomer and an ally of Guy McPherson.
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-2Daniel KinchCreate draft - a guy on Quora with >1500 "answers" who describes himself as "author of work on near-term human extinction based on AGW". Claims that global warming will make humanity go extinct before 2026. Believes that "clathrate gun" (the supposed millions of tons of methane under the North Pole) will be the trigger, and uses nothing but links to "brooklynculturejammers.com" to justify said belief. Effectively, a more extreme version of the "Nature Bats Last" Guy McPherson, who is already profiled on here: a doomsday prophet either dispiriting those still capable of helping or making the entire field look ridiculous.
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7Meether ConceptCreate draft - cosmological pseudoscience that is currently being spread through Quora by its author a guy who just happened to recently discover it,Lou Liu, at a rate of ~2 posts a day. Begins with a reasonable-sounding explanation of the Big Bang, and progresses into outright batshit. "our soul and our Set Meether are one and the same. When our Set Meether pressure drops to zero, it loses its control over our body and our life ends. ImMeether will then vanish as our body decomposes."
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29Uranium One conspiracy theoryWikipedia's W.svgAnother conspiracy against Hillary Clinton
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12Central limit theorem.Wikipedia's W.svg The central limit theorem states that if you aggregate enough random variables, you find its sum within a normal distribution. According to FiveThirtyEight, the central limit theorem plays a key role in mathematical "proofs" of God's existence. </ fivethirtyeight on the subject
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11War Room.Wikipedia's W.svg From the people who brought you Fireproof, comes another terrible film that follows the same basic plot as Fireproof only with black people instead of white people!
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7A Twitter account called AntifemcomicsCreate draft[53] used to post strawmen comics. Comics can still be seen from the hashtag.
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13Lee CampWikipedia's W.svg is a Progressive comedian and writer who hosts Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp on the RT network, He has promoted conspiracy theories, such as the debunked claim that Seth Rich's murder was connected to the Democratic National Committee leaks [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1VW1z9W5iQ (here), That all information reported by the MSM on Syria is "fake news"[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kafm_mjS8Xk (here), and that GMO's cause cancer [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYNBmZISngo (here).
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20Scared Straight!Wikipedia's W.svg is a 1978 documentary directed by Arnold Shapiro. The subject of the documentary is a group of juvenile delinquents and their three-hour session with actual convicts. It had several follow ups including Beyond Scared Straight on A&E, which Shapiro served as an executive producer. This article should explain why this type of juvenile rehabilitation program and other similar programs are outdated and ineffective in deterring criminal activity. These types of programs can also be harmful and increase delinquency relative to no intervention at all with the same youths.
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6Tony KatzWikipedia's W.svg is a radio personality and political pundit who claims that America is "at war" with Mexico [https://townhall.com/columnists/tonykatz/2014/07/07/why-lie-we-are-at-war-with-mexico-n1859705 (here), apparent defender of the RFRA, calling its opponents "liberal fascists"[https://townhall.com/columnists/tonykatz/2015/04/08/the-rfra-battle-exposed-a-dangerous-truth-n1982011 (townhall.com again), coined the "Racer" theory (I.E; that anyone who disagrees with Obama must be a racist)(https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/119891/ (instapundit), and all-around wingnut. In the most basic of terms, he's a younger Rush Limbaugh.
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26Megalodon,Wikipedia's W.svg the most overhyped predator in history. A lot of information about this giant shark is put out all over the internet, and a lot of it is terrible. This article could debunk a lot of the crap people say about megalodon, as well as give some basic info about it. Given how it's such a popular thing to talk about, how have we not gotten an article about megalodon yet? Sandbox page here, open for editing.
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10The Portable AtheistWikipedia's W.svg compiled by Christopher Hitchens. It contains a huge selection of atheist writings from middle age philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes to enlightenment philosophers like David Hume to 19th century philosophers like Karl Marx to Modern philosophers such as Bertrand Russell to present day new atheists such as Sam Harris.
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11The Good Book: A Humanist BibleWikipedia's W.svg written by noted atheist academic A C Grayling. It's a book written in the style of the Bible but instead of having religious texts and quotes, it has secular ones instead. It's suppose to show that inspiration, morals and a general guide to life can be secular and areligous.
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3Mary Katherine Ham,Wikipedia's W.svg a right-wingnut pundit and writer for The Federalist. Among other topics, she claimed recently that the media covers up sexual assault allegations in order to score points with the Left (when talikng about accusations against Roy Moore)[http://thefederalist.com/2017/11/10/mary-katharine-ham-media-covers-up-liberal-sexual-assault/ (federalist.com) and apparently had a liberal husband [https://www.washingtonian.com/2017/03/26/mary-katharine-ham-is-not-here-to-entertain-you/ (washingtonian.com). An article on her might be interesting.
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9HmolpediaCreate draft — Supposedly there is a common trait among people of IQ over 200 (e.g. Goethe: 225), like the writer of this huge site and related tomes, which makes them understand some very complex phenomenon which is called human thermodynamics explaining everything, most importantly love and it relieves them of the pains of using excel spreadsheets to find the best mate out of 19 girlfriends; however Goethe’s testimonial is missing.
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23Tim Pool.Wikipedia's W.svg Tim Pool is an award winning journalist who became famous, particularly on the left due to his reporting on Occupy Wallstreet as well as his work on Vice. However, if you type his name on google and scroll down to the 'People also search for', you see the likes of Dave Rubin, Mike Cernovich, Lauren Southern, Stefen Moleneux, Alex Jones, Tommy Robinson etc. This is due to his huge surge in popularity with the right due to his hostility to antifa, talking about Mainstream media negativly, talk about Google censorship and demonitisation. This doesn't necessarily make him rightwing, but it means most of the people donating money and gifts are right wing and he now in a difficult situation, similar to Dave Rubin, where if he criticises and pisses them off too much, he could loose his livlihood, or at least a good deal of it. [54] (youtube) [55] (twitter) Wikipedia.
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30AltRight.com.Wikipedia's W.svg An article on the website that popularised the alt-right term and movement is probably due.the site itself youtube twitter [56] (facebook)
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45GlobalismWikipedia's W.svg or Globalist.Wikipedia's W.svg An article on the origins of the term, how it is used as a dog whistle and when if ever it is appropriately used would be interesting.
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5Braving RuinCreate draft. Previously known as Edgy Sphinx before he got exposed for being an alt-righter just pretending to be moderate so he could dog whistle and introduce alt-rightism to centrists, Braving Ruin has such gems on his channel as De-Platforming = Death youtube, "Centrists" are liars (which is a totally not extremist thing to say) (YT again) and a video about (((Google))) (his anti-Semitic Triple parentheses, not mine) (more YT). He currently almost has 10,000 subscribers and over 150,000 views as well as over 4,500 twitter followers.
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33The OlympicsWikipedia's W.svg and the World Cup.Wikipedia's W.svg Beneath the manufactured, feel-good veneer of athletic prowess, international unity and wholesome fun lies a dark reality, which host cities, thankfully, are starting to grow more privy to. Both of these events invariably result in tremendous financial net losses for host cities, both require the construction of venues which, more often than not, are never thereafter used again and which, more often than not, are constructed by migrant laborers subject to borderline slave-like conditions, and both, finally, are essentially money-grubbing opportunities for their disgustingly corrupt organizing bodies. Plus, they're basically dick-measuring contests for countries, aren't they? Are games in which people run around in a circle as fast as they can or kick a leather sphere around really worth looking past all this?
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35Colin Kaepernick.Wikipedia's W.svg I hardly think this one merits an explanation.
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10Center for Organizational Research and EducationWikipedia's W.svg They are pro tobacco, alcohol and fast food. Runs a bunch of Astroturf websites. They spread millions of dollars lobbying Congress.
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36Standing desks,Wikipedia's W.svg or Dangers of sittingWikipedia's W.svg depending on the planned scope of the article. Standing desks are being heavily promoted right now as a cure for the serious and crippling health problems caused by our lifestyles of sitting in the car, sitting in front of the computer for eight hours, sitting in the car again, then sitting in front of Netflix for five hours. The studies that have been done have links to standing desk manufacturers that were not disclosed in the papers, and do not show as much positive effect on these problems as claimed. Independent studies show that standing desks do increase physical activity but have [no real effect on cardiovascular health]; there is emerging evidence that (as anyone who's ever worked retail will tell you) standing on the job is even more damaging to the body; and the frequent canard that hours spent sitting undo the benefits of exercise is not based on any evidence whatsoever. There is even a danger that the standing-health link will be used by ruthless airlines to make flying even worse. Related to the Alexander Technique,Wikipedia's W.svg the more zealous promoters of which have been known to claim that the chair is the most harmful invention of mankind. (Most Alexander technique teachers are quite happy to use chairs so long as you sit up straight, though.)
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26Jewish expulsionsWikipedia's W.svg as proof that Jews are somehow bad. The argument goes: 1: A ton of people in history have kicked out the Jews. 2: There can be no explanation for this fact except that Jews are eeeeevil. Examples: [57][58][59][60][61][62][63][64][65][66] and the comments in [67] Counterarguments: [68][69][70][71][72][73]
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3Trae CrowderWikipedia's W.svg is an American comedian and co-author of The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin' Dixie Outta the Dark. Crowder attributed his liberal political views to the "abject poverty" of his family during his childhood in rural middle Tennessee. His trademark comedic monologues have garnered both controversy and cumulative views now in the millions on YouTube.
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31Either MindfulnessWikipedia's W.svg or Mindfulness industryWikipedia's W.svg which is quite a thing now. See https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/wheres-the-proof-that-mindfulness-meditation-works1/
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19BearingCreate draft. Australian Youtuber, antifeminist, skeptic and general bigot and wingnut. His videos are mainly just roasts of feminists, fat people, transgender and gender queer people. He also targets tiny YouTube channels, and hides behind a cartoon avatar of the bear from Total Drama.Wikipedia's W.svg In 2017 he made a video where he explained why he was going to vote no to making same sex marriage legal in Australia. He has over 460,000 Youtube subscribers, almost 300 vidoes and over 63,000,000 views. Listed on our religion webshites page. Is extensively and scathingly described on Encyclopedia Dramatica, and is also covered on Everipedia.
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8UndoomedCreate draft. Youtube skeptic and atheist. Does a lot of anti-feminist vidoes but has also recently done vidoes against BLM aswell. His main gimmik is that his avatar is slenderman and he has a pretty cool voice. over 310,000 subscribers, over 32,000,000 views and 163 videos.
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29Cosmetics wooCreate draft. Strong overlap with Alternative medicine, Bodybuilding woo, and whatever the Food woo trend is at the time. The beauty industry is one of the primary sources of ambient woo exposure for most people living in modern Western societies, and products using unproven plant extracts for supposed medicinal properties are available at any level of the market, meaning it is very likely that most keen believers of the Naturalistic fallacy came to this belief through shampoo advertisements. It's also on-mission as this has real potential to cause harm, especially to young women; online recipes for "natural", preservative-free personal care products have been known to mutilate skin, rot teeth, and significantly increase risk of skin Cancer, or at least dye people's hairlines neon yellow. Quack beauty products also form a major revenue source for NaturalNews, the Food Babe and Goop, as well as many high-end companies which make a killing through flogging $2000 moisturisers, Swiss apple stem cells, snail slime and copper peptides, none of which are proven to work. At the same time, there are hyped ingredients like retinol, which, while its side effects are significant, has been shown through conventional medical research to cure mild to horrific acne; this is a topic a little more complicated than 'all the gunk is just the same'. Very big and complex topic; current page is a stub.
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22World of Warcraft.Wikipedia's W.svg The MMO video game for excellence, that has been around for 13 years (and counting) having millions of subscribers. Given its popularity, that it's precisely a video game, its genre (fantasy) and what it entails (Dungeons & Dragons-lifted off stuff as elves, orcs, etc, paganism, magic, demons, dragons, undead, etc.), those reports of people who got addicted to it often to negligent extremes, and sucking more than a black hole, I'm more than sure it will have been the target of Fundies and the like (not to mention sensationalist/dishonest reporters). There have also been a few times when the game got social flak, for things like disbanding a guild for stating they welcomed gay people, and forcing a player-character named "TwoGenders" to change its name. Plus, there was the Corrupted Blood incident.Wikipedia's W.svg
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29Chapo Trap House,Wikipedia's W.svg a popular left-wing podcast. While it dedicates much of its time to mocking conspiracy theories of both the left and right, tearing into Austrian school economists, and the various hateful and crankish writings of Very Serious People (many of whom, such as Megan McArdle and Ben Shapiro, are already represented on this wiki), it has also received significant amounts of criticism for its bro-ish, 'dirtbag' tone, casual use of slurs and occasional regurgitation of Tankie talking points. Also subject to a lot of conspiracy theories accusing it of being a Russian psyop.
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9Rwanda,Wikipedia's W.svg an East African country with progressive (given its area) laws on homosexuality.
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23Semen retention:Wikipedia's W.svg A form of alternative therapy based around the theory that men who do not ejaculate semen gain superpowers from retaining more masculine essence, such as increased physical strength and various psychic powers. (Think Fortunato from the Wild Cards books.) Derived from an extremely liberal reading of Tantra, and currently promoted by great thinkers such as Mike Cernovich, the Proud Boys (a bunch of wankers who claim to be "no wank") and various bodybuilding and alt-med cranks. While it's partially covered by Masturbation and NoFap, the former is based on crank theories about negative results from masturbating, not the insane claimed benefits of not masturbating, and NoFap is a specific subculture within this larger movement. I think we need a general and, uh, as tasteful as possible overview about this sticky subject.
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14Plant-based enzymesCreate draft: Various businesses and "medical professionals" (who lead said businesses) say that "plant-based enzymes" are apparently not denatured within gastric acid in order to sell them as food supplements. Examples: [74][75]
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5Gary RuskinCreate draft: Alt-health dude who founded the anti-GMO group US Right To Know.
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4Patterns of Evidence:Wikipedia's W.svg A movie/book promoting Evidence for the Exodus.
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10Tuttle TwinsCreate draft: A children's book series featuring a little boy and girl spouting libertarian talking points. Apparently they're taking the fundie approach and trying to get em' while they're young.
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3LifeWaveCreate draft: A placebo "health" product.
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4Mike LesterWikipedia's W.svg — A pro-Trump, conservative political cartoonist who assaulted his wife. His comics are regularly posted on Infowars.com
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27Kaiser Wilhelm IIWikipedia's W.svg - Ruler of Germany during World War One and coiner of the term "Yellow Peril". While the Entente powers were far from innocent either, he did certainly help escalate tensions with other nations with the naval arms race and ending Otto von Bismarck's policy of not pissing off Russia. After losing the war, rather than blaming himself, blamed the Jews and argued they should all be gassed. I wonder how that turned out?
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16Spoon theory,Wikipedia's W.svg the mental health taxation thing. Even Wikipedia's article on the subject lacks any mention of evidence for or against the theory. A skeptical treatment is sorely needed somewhere.
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7Francis E. DecCreate draft. Come on, that man at the very least played on the same league as Gene Ray
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18Jeff DurbinCreate draft is a pastor at Apologia Church in Tempe, Arizona. At first glance, he looks like your typical American hipster, but looks can be deceiving. He's a fundamentalist and is the leader of the Red Door Ministry, a radical anti-abortion group that believes that any woman who gets an abortion should receive the death penalty. Along with picketing outside his local Planned Parenthood, Durbin hosts a weekly show on his YouTube channel, Apologia Studios. http://nypost.com/video/this-tattooed-hipster-says-abortion-deserves-the-death-penalty/
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19The Last Temptation of Christ.Wikipedia's W.svg Think The Passion of the Christ only 20 years earlier, and 20 times more controversial.
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13International Monetary Fund.Wikipedia's W.svg I think most people will know about this transnational organization, hated by both libertarians for pushing down the throat Keynesian ideas (Keynes had much to see with it in the post-war years) and leftists for the economic policies pushed by them in those countries that received their bailouts (ask Greece even if the European Central Bank and the European Comission pushed the same ideas, as well as some LatAm countries during the '70s) and some of whose presidents have been involved in scandals, even if unrelated to this organization (ask Rodrigo Rato, Strauss-Kahn, or Christine Lagarde)
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17A Patriot's History of the United States,Wikipedia's W.svg a textbook created as a "truthful" reply to A People's History of the United States and all the leftist bias in history books. Contains trace amounts of global warming denialism, Obama citizenship denial, whitewashing of anything bad that ever happened, and probably other bullshit. This is sometimes used as a complimentary textbook or the main textbook (!) in US history college classes or Advanced Placement courses.
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10Greg PalastWikipedia's W.svg A far-left Journalist "forensic economist and activist chalk full of incredible sounding stories supported by laughably bad evidence. His work is defined by [[76] stupidity] and defamation of those who disagree with him. An example Palast constantly engages in name dropping and sexist commentary.
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10The National Legion of DecencyWikipedia's W.svg was a group of Catholics that attempted to censor movies both though judicial means as well as boycotts and warning followers away from objectionable content
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17Daryl GatesWikipedia's W.svg was the Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) from 1978 to 1992. He was highly controversial due to his hardline, aggressive, paramilitary approach to law enforcement. He also earned notoriety for his controversial rhetoric on many occasions. Some of the most notable examples of this were: that infrequent or casual drug users "ought to be taken out and shot" because "we're in a war" and even casual drug use is considered "treason" and his dismissive response to concerns about excessive force by police employing "chokeholds." In 1982, Gates attributed several deaths of people held in chokeholds to the theory that "blacks might be more likely to die from chokeholds because their arteries do not open as fast as they do in 'normal people.'"
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9The ThawCreate draft, a 5 minute rant by Reach America filled with the usual suspects including the Christian persecution complex, lack of knowledge regarding the establishment clause, and America as a christian nation.
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9Emer PrevostCreate draft, apparently an awful MRA who died recently. Reader request. There's an ED article which may be mineable for actual sources.
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21The online Hapa community (or another title along these lines). There exists a moderately sizable, moderately vocal online community of half-white, half-Asian men pissed about the ubiquitousness of interracial couples composed of white men and Asian women, and who claim that having been born from such pairings themselves has bestowed them with mental illnesses, an inability to attract women, and hopeless futures among other things (they often cite Elliot Rodger as one of their numbers). r/Hapas is easily the community's principal watering hole; Model Minority is another. While the fetishization of Asian women is certainly a legitimate issue, this community often approaches the level of whininess, narcissism and misogyny characteristic of MRAs, MGTOWs, and Incels.
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31Reich-Wing WatchCreate draft is a YouTube channel dedicated to exposing any far-right individual and group who's political philosophy parallels that of fascist leaders like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.
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1FisherofMenCreate draft, one of the oldest members of Youtube's Conspiracy community (And probably one of the craziest). Notable mostly because he was arrested in 2016 for threatening to attack what he believes are enemies to Christianity/America if some vague crisis happens (read: Gays/Non-Christians). While some of the more pleasant cranks like WhiteRabbit just simply hopes he gets better from his "Illness", FisherofMen has recently been released and is now framing himself as one of the first "Christian Martyrs" of the New World Order, despite his trial and sentencing being publicized.
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10TrumpwaveWikipedia's W.svg is a subgenre of vaporwave and synthwave that focuses on Donald Trump. Vice writes that Trumpwave exploits vaporwave's ambivalence towards the corporate culture it engages with, allowing it to recast Trump as "the modern-day inheritor of the mythologized 80s, a decade that is taken to stand for racial purity and unleashed capitalism".
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14MEMRI.orgWikipedia's W.svg is a pro Israel language translation organization. Considered to be negatively Biased and tries to paint Arabs,and Muslims by cherry picking by some.
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33Lectin-freeCreate draft is the latest bit of food woo to turn up.
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36How about an article on PewDiePie,Wikipedia's W.svg especially concerning the Wall Street Journal exposé on his anti-Semitic videos and the fallout that resulted from it. Also should document him slowly buddying up with the alt-right following the fiasco.
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47McDonald's coffee lawsuitWikipedia's W.svg is an infamous lawsuit usually brought up to show how obsessed Americans are with suing people. However the lawsuit is far more reasonable with the plaintiff suffering third degree burns, originally suing only for medical expenses and the coffee itself being so hot it was considered unfit for consumption which was an issue that McDonalds knew for years.
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8McMansionWikipedia's W.svg is a pejorative term for a large "mass-produced" dwelling, constructed with low-quality materials and craftsmanship, using a mishmash of architectural symbols to invoke connotations of wealth or taste, executed via poorly thought-out exterior and interior design. Note: A previous attempt was deleted in 2012.
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9Brett KeaneCreate draft, who apparently was the original YouTube atheist, being the inspiration for all others like TheAmazingAtheist et al., although he has since alternated between christianity and atheism, mainly because of plagiarism and vote boting his videos, as well as being an e-begger. Today has a very small audience. His wife divorced him due to domestic violence.
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28biofeedbackWikipedia's W.svg is the awareness and control of physical responses in the body that may be useful for treating stress and anxiety. Articles like brainwave woo link to the biofeedback page (which is currently a fork) and is referenced in many other articles so it is probably a good idea for all those links to go somewhere
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22Cult of SaturnCreate draft, an ambiguous, but obviously evil (and nonexisting) cult that Conspiracy Theorists like to invoke when their Apophenia isn't working enough for the usual, boring Illuminati symbols to be shoehorned. Simple things like cubes and rings are proof of some grand Conspiracy.
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35Straight prideWikipedia's W.svg is a slogan that arose in the late 1980s and early 1990s and has been used primarily by social conservative groups as a political stance and strategy. The term is described as a response to gay pride adopted by various LGBT groups in the early 1970s or to the accommodations provided to gay pride initiatives. Straight pride backlash incidents have generated controversy and media attention. School policies and court decisions regarding freedom of expression have drawn particular attention, spotlighting individuals protesting school expressions against harassment of LGBT adolescents.
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17David PakmanWikipedia's W.svg and/or The David Pakman Show,Wikipedia's W.svg anybody?
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9William Walker,Wikipedia's W.svg 19th century American mercenary who in 1856 was hired to fight in the Nicaraguan civil war and decided to seize power for himself in the hopes of creating a pro-slavery, Amerocentric regime in Central America.
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15Keto diet,Wikipedia's W.svg if not adequately covered by Low-carb diet. Here's /r/keto's "in a nutshell" explanation. Apparently the low-carb diet article has already got some criticism from the related communities, so the article should better appeal to the kind of people who'd pursue this stuff.
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8Uplift (science fiction),Wikipedia's W.svg the process of a sentient species enhancing the intelligence of another species with transhumanist sci-fi technologies. Eliezer Yudkowsky of Less Wrong writes on the topic. Many believers in UFOs are hoping that space aliens will eventually grant us such a boon. It would compliment the page for Cybernetic revolt and could discuss the CybermanWikipedia's W.svg's burden to assimilate and upgrade others against their will.
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42 Steven Bonnell IICreate draft, better known as Destiny, is a Twitch streamer that recently gained fame for his debate with YouTuber JonTron. He also did debates with notable Anti-SPOOKs such as Lauren Southern and Sargon of Akkad (twice), as well as infamous "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli.
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8ThuggeesWikipedia's W.svg Worshippers of the goddess Kali who according to colonial British sources believed themselves to have been created from her sweat, they were known to strangle travelers; Guinness Book of Records estimates they killed two million people and Political scientist David C. Rapoport says theya re the most destructive terrorist group in history. Mentioned as an example of nutpicking.
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23Eyewitness testimonyWikipedia's W.svg A common police procedure known for being unreliable but also known for having terrible methodology in regards to preventing contamination. An example of this is the police lineup which pressures the witness into picking someone out of the lineup even when the perpetrator isn't present
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31Doctor WhoWikipedia's W.svg Arguably the most popular science fiction program in the world. Numerous scientists have commented on the possibility of the various technologies addressed, though seemingly not hard science advocate Richard Dawkins, despite being married to actress Lalla WardWikipedia's W.svg who played Time Lady Romana. [77] It would be worth including a discussion of the actual educational merits of the show which began as a BBC children's program, and whether or not it promotes harmful science woo doing harm to the young as the Chinese government alleges all time travel fiction does. [techland.time.com/2011/04/13/china-decides-to-ban-time-travel/] There are bound to be homophobes complaining about the latest companion being gay. [78]
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13HeartMath Institute,Wikipedia's W.svg a reader request. "HeartMath® is a scientifically validated system of techniques and technologies that will help you to transform your stress, boost your resilience and empower higher performance." [79] [80] [81]
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12Dunno how we've missed covering Louise Mensch.Wikipedia's W.svg From middling-thick Tory MP to expat Brit in America singularity of weird and dumb. Lots of RW material here. She is known to harass women with false accusations of spying. 4chan is leaking fake documents to Mensch to an attempt to destroy the left.
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16Foreign Workers in Asia and the Middle EastCreate draft. To support their families, people of low socioeconomic status from developing countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines often travel to perform unskilled labor in capacities such as domestic service and construction work in nouveau-riche countries such as Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Singapore, wherein they are often subject to borderline slave-like conditions, including rape, domestic abuse and non-payment of wages, against which they have no means of legal recourse.
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20Male gazeWikipedia's W.svg red linked on sexual objectification, the name is used frequently in feminist analysis in the arts and humanities, though it is used somewhat less in psychology or sociology. The article should also include the lesbian, gay, hetero sexual female and trans equivalents of the visual cues of objectification. On one hand the my face is up here T shirt makes a valid point, but on the other hand telling someone their glance hurts you or that their gaze makes the stars collapse outside the village menstrual hut can make them feel like Scott SummersWikipedia's W.svg; perhaps a see also for the evil eye. What constitutes an inappropriate amount of gawking can be difficult to quantify and varies by individual and culture but is a major and nebulous societal issue, while wearable tech that can record video complicates the issue.
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13War on HalloweenCreate draft Not actually a phrase that's thrown around in the news like the War on Christmas is by Fox, but many churches actively oppose the celebration of Halloween and even secular groups have opposition to both the supernatural inspiration of the holiday as well as certain costumes derived from historical hate groups such as Nazi's or the KKK.Wikipedia's W.svg Any costume with fake weapons is also prohibited in many schools and ethnic stereotypes are also frowned upon at universities, which technically should include Egyptian mummies, Voodoo zombies, werewolves made from gypsy cursesWikipedia's W.svg and vampires with thick Transylvanian accents. That basically leaves costumes appropriated from European mythology, animals modern jobs, dressing up as your biological ancestors, something without weapons from Comicon, bigfoot and aliens. Does your child need to be both in a wheel chair and bald to inoffensively dress as Professor XWikipedia's W.svg for Halloween, or just one or the other?
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25Argumentum ad vos-fistulaCreate draft, literally, "argument from you-tube"; a logical fallacy where "facts" are cited to videos found on Youtube. Or just Argumentum ad YouTube if you want anyone to click on the title ever.
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12The Doctors,Wikipedia's W.svg the CBS show that focuses on medical/health issues. Given its popular status, I think RationalWiki editors should have a look at it.
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8Perhaps an article on science advisers for fictional worksCreate draft in TV and film [82],Dr. John Underkoffler was one of the first for Steven Spielberg's Minority Report. Also ties into the authors of the science of superheroes books, Michio Kaku Science of the Impossible is another good source.
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10InceptionWikipedia's W.svg the 2010 film about experiencing and interfacing with other peoples dreams through technology, compliments the article request for the equally fantastical Interstellar. This Forbes article mentions a team in Japan and can reconstruct simple black-and-white images the subject is viewing by analyzing the blood flow in the brain’s visual cortex. According to Dr. Jack Gallant "“I think it’s legitimate for some people to have some concerns about brain-reading technology being used for bad things, but nobody has to be worried about one of those bad things being writing stuff to the brain.” [83]
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7Donnie RomeroCreate draft is an American Independent Baptist pastor and the founder of the Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX. He is yet another cohort of both Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist and Roger Jimenez of Verity Baptist and he is just as bad as both of them.
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13Color psychologyWikipedia's W.svg is distinct from color therapy and attributes attributes to colors; featured in Forbes.
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16HentaiWikipedia's W.svg is popular with Gamergaters and MRA's but there's little scientific analysis of it in Japan, or western academia.
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10Paul WittenbergerCreate draft is an Independent Baptist conspiracy-oriented filmmaker from Phoenix, AZ and a former Hollywood production crew member for film and television. He has directed and produced such "documentaries" as After the Tribulation, The Book of Revelation, New World Order Bible Versions, and Marching to Zion, all of which he collaborated with Steven Anderson. His website, http://framingtheworld.com/, is where he sells his "documentaries" and other merchandise. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1509561/
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17RecaptioningCreate draft or a less generic name - specifically, the alt-right practice of "redpilling" cartoons by other artists with white nationalist captions. Examples include Ben Garrison (whose opinions are half way there) and Sarah Andersen (whose opinions aren't).
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References[edit]

  1. https://www.salon.com/2015/04/21/mens_rights_activist_to_fox_news_men_need_to_avoid_marriage_at_all_costs/
  2. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QkXeMoBPSDk
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/06/strange-death-europe-immigration-xenophobia
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