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Postby Rob Wilson » 2002-07-04 10:33pm

The Next post will be a collection of all the Links posted in the Old thread before it got confused. Could i ask that you only post Links here with a breif description of the page itself. The Links should be pertianing to Science, logic, Lateral-thinking, Problem solving, or debunking of False claims/Pseudoscience and things of that nature.

Thank you.

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Postby Rob Wilson » 2002-07-04 10:43pm

http://www.randi.org/
The James Randi site, already mentioned by others

http://www.quackwatch.com/
Exactly what it says on the tin, regular updates on every form of Medical Quackery out there.

http://www.freedomofmind.com/groups/sci ... tology.asp
The truth behind $cientology

http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/home.htm
Home of Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide and so, so much more. Lots of good Lateral thinking essays and science explainations.

http://museumofhoaxes.com/
Do I really have to tell you?

http://www.snopes2.com/index.html
Urban Legends and their debunking

http://www.darwinawards.com/
Why Trolls and Creationists will soon inbreed themselves out of existance.

And of Course Mikes Creation Page
http://www.stardestroyer.net/Creationism/index.shtml
From there you can access a wealth of other excellent sites in the same vein.

http://www.skepdic.com/

http://members.aol.com/ckbloomfld/index.html
Nothing bugs a bible junkie like a never ending stream of biblical errors and contradictions. The above link is what I use as reference when a topic turns to "does God exist".

Don't forget the Talk.Origins web site, of course : http://talkorigins.org/
And the Bible Gateway : http://bible.gospelcom.net/

http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/index.html

http://www.dogchurch.org/ - the Virtual Church of the Blind Chihuahua
We can't be right about everything we believe. Thank God we don't have to be!

Thta's all the ones from the old thread, i'llmaybe add some more science ones to even out the glut of Religious ones at the end of this list.

Play nice children.

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Postby IDMR » 2002-07-04 11:18pm

http://www.xenu.net/archive/baloney_detection.html
Not exactly a full-size site, but a good one-page tutorial.

http://www.junkscience.com/
Speaks for itself, I think.

More to come, I shall edit this post when I find my other address book.
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Postby Rob Wilson » 2002-07-04 11:20pm

http://www.humanism.org/
A site all about the Humanist way of life and Viewpoint

http://www.seds.org/nineplanets/nineplanets/
A site containing Everything (and i do mean everything) you could ever want to know about the orbiting chunks of rock in this Solar System plus links to find out more.

http://www.thinkquest.org/library/lib/s ... r/formula/
Like me, do you hav a memory like a sieve for formula's, well here you are a site that tells you them all.

http://www.webelements.com/
Every element known to man and it's individual properties

http://www.idyllwildcalifornia.com/encyclo.htm
a reference page of various web-based encyclopedia's covering a wide range of topics

http://www.magicdragon.com/UltimateSF/thisthat.html
Ever wondered where warp travel was first mentioned in a Sci-fi story, or just where transporters came from in Sci-fi? Then look here and wonder no more, a huge Sci-fi resource with plentiful links to more indepth essays on just about everything SF.

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Postby Rob Wilson » 2002-07-04 11:51pm

And now for some puzzle sites to make the thinking juices flow
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http://www.mensa.org.uk/mensa/puzzles.html
If I have to explain, thn you are in more need of visiting it than anyone on the planet. :P

http://www.syvum.com/teasers/
A series of Brain teasers, puzzles and maths problems for you to sink your mind into.

http://www.flooble.com/perplexus/
A web board/community of sorts with every type of thinking puzzle under the sun.

http://www.rinkworks.com/brainfood/latreal.shtml
A nice series of gentle Lateral thinking puzzles and when you finish them, you can try the link at the top of their page to the harder ones.

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Postby CmdrWilkens » 2002-07-06 02:02am

http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets ... roids.html
Good general resource if you want to learn up on your asteroids.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/
When you get in semantics arguments you just HAVE to win.

http://web.wt.net/~daba/Mineral/
On the offhand chance you need mineral properties this place is excellent.

http://www.milnet.com/milnet/nukeweap/Nfaq0.html
The Nuclear Weapon FAQ, if you haven't heard of it then you are wrong.
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Postby JJP » 2002-07-06 05:53am

http://www.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/BadScience.html
Bad Science- An absolutely excellent site featuring common misconceptions about science, including sections on chemistry and meteorology

http://www.eskimo.com/~billb/miscon/miscon4.html
Bad Physics- Another excellent site, this one focussing on common misconceptions about physics. Section on electricity is a must read.

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Postby IDMR » 2002-07-09 02:46am

http://www.jimloy.com/pseudo/pseudo.htm
Rather interesting little collection of essays.

http://jebzingo.tripod.com/main.html
Skeptic's report. Now defunct, but there is still a fair amount of information.
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Postby CNS Sarajevo » 2002-07-10 01:34pm

http://www.csicop.org/
Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal. They debunk UFOs, Bigfoot, junk science, and other things. There are links to online articles from their magazine, Skeptical Inquirer.
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Postby Zoink » 2002-07-10 03:09pm

http://www.scientificamerican.com

The web site for the magazine. I'm mentioning this because its my favorite magazine, with really well written articles. AND, EACH ENTIRE ISSUE IS AVAILBLE IN FULL ON THE WEBSITE (EVEN THE LATEST!). I still buy the mag though, because any mag company that does this deserves my money :)

Each issue also includes a "skeptic" article... the last being about creationist misconceptions on evolution.

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Postby CNS Sarajevo » 2002-07-18 11:47am

http://www.redzero.demon.co.uk/moonhoax/

Site that debunks arguments that we didn't land on the moon. Friendly, easy to read site.
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Postby Admiral Valdemar » 2002-07-21 02:09pm

http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/aureview/1984/jul-aug/roberds.html

Site about the workings and uses of particle accelerators as weapons.

http://www.ex.ac.uk/cimt/dictunit/dictunit.htm

Decent SI unit calculator.

http://www.howstuffworks.com/sword-making.htm

Pretty easy to guess.

http://antigravitypower.tripod.com/forums.html

Anti-grav tech discussion and other science-fiction based technologies that may be possible.

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Postby NecronLord » 2002-07-22 06:52am

www.rusarm.ru

Russian Federal weapons export

Your friendly local online tank supplier
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Postby Pablo Sanchez » 2002-08-08 04:08pm

http://www.crank.net

A deposity for websites of the deranged, insane, and merely stupid.
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Postby aerius » 2002-09-01 07:07pm

http://www.badastronomy.com

Debunks common atronomy goofs made in real life as well as TV and movies.


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Postby Faram » 2002-09-04 03:33am

http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/

All things you might want to know about the bible.
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"Either God wants to abolish evil, and cannot; or he can, but does not want to. ... If he wants to, but cannot, he is impotent. If he can, but does not want to, he is wicked. ... If, as they say, God can abolish evil, and God really wants to do it, why is there evil in the world?" -Epicurus


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Postby Spoonist » 2002-09-24 09:01am

http://www.villainsupply.com/
If you ever need to rule the world, then do it in style.

Research:

http://www.ameristat.org/
American poppulation

http://www.census.gov/
American census

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
Some statitistics on different countries

http://europa.eu.int/
The European Union

http://europa.eu.int/abc/governments/index_en.html
The eruopean governements on line

http://www.nato.int/
NATO

http://www.netserf.org/
Medieval resources

http://www.prb.org/
Population reference bureau

http://www.psychweb.com/
You are crazy and you want to know why?

http://www.undp.org/
UNDP conducts a development index for most countries in the world.
Everything from diseases, education to human rights.
http://www.undp.org/hdr2002/
Is the current one.

http://www.un.org/News/
UN official news.

Specific topic solvers:

http://www.snopes2.com/spoons/fracture/10percnt.htm
The most common pseudo science myth.

http://www.arm.arc.co.uk/CronOfColonialism.html
The history of colonialism and slavery

http://www.adl.org/special_reports/fran ... fraud.html
anti-semitic myth

http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/cmenas/Stud ... index.html
Isreali Palestinian conflict

http://www.geocities.com/racial_myths/
Quoted here on SW.NET not too long ago


In the 'you should know this' category. (Remember to keep your mind in sceptic mode).

http://www.rense.com/politics6/fake.htm

http://blackroses.textfiles.com/news/saddam.txt

http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/cmenas/Stud ... index.html


What is a troll?
http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/jargon/html/entry/troll.html

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Postby Shinova » 2002-11-06 01:55am

http://www.fanfiction.net
Giant fanfiction archive.

http://www.collegeboard.com
A source of horrible memories, but necessary for the college-bound.

http://www.dslreports.com
Has great internet speed test, along with other things broadband and dialup related.

http://www.quake3world.com
A big site for Quake 3 fans.

http://www.blizzard.com
Console owners can check for updates for Starcraft: Ghost.

http://www.imdb.com
Great site to read movie/TV/Video reviews.

http://www.coolfreepages.com
Free web hosting. 50megs, unlimited bandwidth, no image-linking however :(

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Postby Tosho » 2002-11-09 10:27pm

http://users.metro2000.net/~stabbott/AH.htm
A large resource of alternate history

http://www.pitt.edu/~wbcurry/nietzsche.html
A list of quotes from Nietzsche.

http://flyingmoose.org/
The ultimate resource for random useless things.
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Postby ArmorPierce » 2002-11-24 03:11pm

http://publish.uwo.ca/~dvanders/trek1.htm
Science, Technology and Trek: Some Oddities

Just something I stumbled on while looking for something completely different.
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Postby Faram » 2002-12-07 05:15pm

http://www.xenu.net/

All you never wanted to know about $cientology
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Postby Sir Sirius » 2002-12-11 11:36am

http://www.positiveatheism.org/index.shtml

Good site about atheism, particulary the 'Big List of Quotations' is useful.
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Postby Bug-Eyed Earl » 2002-12-29 10:57pm

http://www.minitru.com/llf/

The people who run this site are kooks, but make good points about the immorality that runs rampant in the Bible.
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Postby Superman » 2003-02-07 05:51am

http://jref.sawco.com/FMPro?-db=ency.fm ... -findall=f

Jim Randi's encyclopedia is now online.
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