I have been honored by parapsychologist Rupert Sheldrake by placing me on his list of Who's Who in media skeptics. I'm not sure what that means, but heck I'm with a great bunch of people. From what I can tell this is a website devoted to several aims...
- "Investigates popular media pseudoskeptics."
- "Explores the pseudoskeptical mindset, motivation, and method."
- "Looks at ways in which scientific objectivity is compromised by vested interests, fraud, experimenter effects, and merchants of doubt who use skepticism as a weapon to further corporate interests."
- "Discusses current controversies."
GSoW would also like to thank Peter Mogyoros for his many months as team leader of the Hungarian editing team. Due to work and school issues he will be stepping down, but remaining with the project. Peter was know for the amazing work rewriting the Péter Érdi pages in English and Hungarian. Our first ever non-English voice audio. Thank you Peter.
And we are adding one more team leader to our group. Team Curie will now have three Team Leaders
Ryan Harding, Richard and joining us is Christine Daley. Christine has been one of our Honeybadgers,
running all over the place trying to get things done. She has been active on Todd Robbins, I Sold My
Soul on Ebay, Angela Saini, Sanal Edamaruku, David Koepsell, Paul Zenon, Derek Colanduno and
Friends of Science in Medicine. Welcome Christine.
Here is a project that I have only become aware of in the last week. I've had a long phone conversation
with the leader of this project and think its so important that I'm willing to take a chance that this will
steal some of GSoW's "thunder". I'm going to link to James Heilman's NYTimes interview here, but
in a nutshell what he is trying to do (and is doing) is to get correct medical information onto Wikipedia
in all languages. Sounds familiar right? He has a different organizational approach than GSoW has, but the
goal is the same, focus is on educating the World. He has selected 35-50 Wikipedia medical pages and
made sure they are well-written, then he is working with Translators without Borders to get these
articles into all languages. In some cases they are translating the entire page, in others they are working
on making sure the lede of the article is available in all languages. As he said to me, it is more important
to write 30 small articles with correct information, than to write 2 complete articles with all the detail.
In this case he is correct, time is money. And if you would like to contribute money I'm sure they
would not argue, in many cases he has to actually hire someone to translate these pages.
James and I will keep in touch and collaborate if possible. Very exciting to see two projects spring up
like this. I've already learned a great deal from his project.
Remember we are only able to do this work with the support from you. Please share this blog and
shout it on the rooftops whenever you can. We always need people to learn how to do what we do. It is
a commitment, but a good life-changing one. We train and mentor at your pace.
Write to us at GSoWteam@gmail.com
Voice intros recorded and pictures taken of Cees Renckens, Catherine de Jong and Jan Willem Nienhuys - Vera de Kok
Elektrosmog - Emile Dingemans - Before & After
Lijst van cognitieve biases (new page created) - Coen de Bruijn, Emile Dingemans, Leon Korteweg
Lijst van skeptische conferenties (new page created) - Leon Korteweg
Lijst van skeptische organisaties (new page created) - Leon Korteweg
Lijst van skeptische podcasts (new page created) - Leon Korteweg
Lijst van skeptische tijdschriften (new page created) - Leon Korteweg
Maaneffect (new page created) - Leon Korteweg, Coen de Bruijn, Emile Dingemans
Tim Trachet - Leon Korteweg - Before & After
Wi-Fi#Gezondheidsrisico - Emile Dingemans - Before & After
Wim Hof - Emile Dingemans - Before & After
Seth Andrews (new page created) - Jelena Levin, Leon Korteweg
European Humanist Federation - Leon Korteweg - Before & After
Tim Trachet (new page created) - Leon Korteweg
Budd Hopkins - Janyce Boynton - Before & After
Vincent Racaniello - Kyle Hamar - Before & After
Sarah Gray Thomason - Monica Quijano - Before & After
Preston Nichols/Montauk Project hoax - Chris Allen (the Nichols page was nominated for deletion months ago for lack of notoriety and the Montauk Project page was a stub. Chris took what was needed from the Nichols page and then asked for deletion, then merged it into the Montauk Project page. We want to make sure when people are looking for info about conspiracy theories, they are finding good information. Look at the talk page for the Montauk Project page and you will see how much interest there has been on this page, its quite an eyeful. Chris has done a terrific job with this merger. Before & After
Italian Committee for the Investigation of Claims of the Pseudosciences (CICAP) - Raffaella Vitali, Bill & Tim Farley - Before & After
Seth Andrews (new page created) - Jelena Levin & Ekaterina Lobur
Did You Know?
Did you Know? is a feature of Wikipedia that select pages can appear for 12 hours on the front page of Wikipedia. This window allows us to show off our work to people outside our choir. We had several articles featured recently.
|Maynard & Bart Bok|
GSoW in the media
Shoutout from Skeptics with a K (0:00–2:20)
Daniel Loxton's Insight Blog about TAM 2013 workshop on Preserving Skeptic History
CFI Summit - Workshop - October 2013
Science Based Medicine - Steven Novella - Why Wikipedia is so important concerning medical pages.