The Best of the Blogosphere – May Edition

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We had 65 submissions in May to What is Going On In The Blogosphere? our shiny little front-page news and views aggregator. Here are the top ten stories from last month. The Conspiracy Theory Flowchart THEY don’t want you to see! Comedy flow-charts are always fun because, well, they’re comedy flow charts. So what is not to Read more ›

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May The April Derp Be With You – The Best of the Clogosphere

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Oy vey! Time to put out another post of something. This time, what caused people to go “oh my, that’s stupid” in RationalWiki’s WIGO:Clogs last month. 70 stories were submitted, here are the top 8. Homosexuality isn’t real Because Cows Mediaite reports a speech by the Ugandan First Lady to select bishops from the Church of Uganda: Read more ›

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What’s Hot in April – The best of WIGO:World

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Remember those little green and red arrows in RationalWiki’s What’s Going on in the World? page? Well, they now have a use! Overall, 86 stories were submitted to the page in April. Here’s what got people picking the “up” arrow. Brendan Eich steps down from Mozilla Eich has been big story across the ‘net this Read more ›

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The Facebook Digest – Pride, Bras, and “Rational” “Science”

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This week from the active minds* of RationalWiki’s Facebook group, we have an ever-impressive** selection of stories for you, summarised for your enjoyment.*** *For a certain approximation of “active” and “minds”. ** For a certain approximation of “ever” and “impressive” *** For a certain approximat… oh, this joke is done, let’s get on with it! Read more ›

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What was hot in November …

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Nearly 90 stories were submitted to RationalWiki What is Going on in the World? in November. From the good, to the bad, from the ugly to the downright terrifying, here is a breakdown of the top 10 by those ever-present votes (see, we use them for something!) 10. Are there really 100,000 new Christian martyrs every Read more ›

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The Futility of Anecdotal Evidence

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In the 19th century, the French doctor Pierre Charles Alexandre Louis invented the “numerical method”, a way of statistically analyzing the effects of medical treatments. It was the precursor to modern clinical trials. Louis applied this method to a certain therapy in use at the time, and found that the therapy, contrary to traditional wisdom, did not actually help. Read more ›