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8th May '18 11:19:45 AM jake38
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[[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page Rational Wiki]] is a skeptics' wiki. It was created as a negative reaction to [[http://googleweblight.com/?lite_url=http://www.conservapedia.com/Main_Page&ei=_9mUvoDQ&lc=pt-BR&s=1&m=92&host=www.google.com.br&ts=1507059182&sig=ANTY_L0k7wbfg_S2A4C4Yu5DW839I1z6GQ Conservapedia]],[[note]]A wiki made for those who think Wiki/TheOtherWiki has [[InsaneTrollLogic a liberal bias]]. We actually had [[http://web.archive.org/web/20160808144250/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wiki/Conservapedia a page on them]], but we had to cutlist it as part of the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=14116047640A25319600 Websites Cleanup Project]], since all it did was to mock the site and its admins.[[/note]] but has since moved more into the direction of debunking, refuting, or poking fun at pseudoscience, religious fundamentalism, authoritarianism and other things that it doesn't like, per its stated mission statement:

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[[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page Rational Wiki]] is a skeptics' wiki. It was created as a negative reaction to [[http://googleweblight.com/?lite_url=http://www.conservapedia.com/Main_Page&ei=_9mUvoDQ&lc=pt-BR&s=1&m=92&host=www.google.com.br&ts=1507059182&sig=ANTY_L0k7wbfg_S2A4C4Yu5DW839I1z6GQ Conservapedia]],[[note]]A wiki made for those who think Wiki/TheOtherWiki has [[InsaneTrollLogic a liberal bias]].bias. We actually had [[http://web.archive.org/web/20160808144250/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wiki/Conservapedia a page on them]], but we had to cutlist it as part of the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=14116047640A25319600 Websites Cleanup Project]], since all it did was to mock the site and its admins.[[/note]] but has since moved more into the direction of debunking, refuting, or poking fun at pseudoscience, religious fundamentalism, authoritarianism and other things that it doesn't like, per its stated mission statement:
29th Mar '18 8:01:23 PM RainbowPhoenix
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* PlutoIsExpendable: The site readily embraced Pluto's demotion and mocks people who insist it should still be considered a planet. Their pages on both Pluto and Ceres notes that what happened to Pluto is OlderThanTheyThink.
16th Mar '18 4:55:48 PM nombretomado
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** Even ThisVeryWiki is subject to a little criticism, most notably a rundown of Administrivia/TheSecondGoogleIncident. That said, the article used to be ''much'' more critical than it is now, even after the Incident.

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** Even ThisVeryWiki Wiki/ThisVeryWiki is subject to a little criticism, most notably a rundown of Administrivia/TheSecondGoogleIncident. That said, the article used to be ''much'' more critical than it is now, even after the Incident.
12th Mar '18 5:42:50 AM DukeofFinland
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* {{Warhawk}}: The wiki frequently calls out politicians and pundits who either didn't serve in the military or did so [[SoldiersOfTheRear in positions where they didn't see any combat]] and still call for an aggressive foreign policy as ''chickenhawks''. Pages on these individuals usually feature an image [[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/File:Chickenhawks.gif this patch]], coupled with the text: "They so proudly wear this insignia".

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* {{Warhawk}}: The wiki frequently calls out politicians and pundits who either didn't serve in the military or did so [[SoldiersOfTheRear [[SoldiersAtTheRear in positions where they didn't see any combat]] and still call for an aggressive foreign policy as ''chickenhawks''. Pages on these individuals usually feature an image [[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/File:Chickenhawks.gif this patch]], coupled with the text: "They so proudly wear this insignia".
12th Mar '18 5:41:25 AM DukeofFinland
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* RiceBurner:
** Kookmobile article discusses the extensive use of signs, stickers, ropes, flags and ornaments in cars that are designed to promote the drivers political views. As the article points out, the amount of these items is often so extensive that it can be very dangerous to drive them around.
** The use of large spoilers in consumer cars is Deconstructed in the Automobiles article which points out that putting a giant spoiler on a consumer car, especially a front wheel drive hatchback, is only going to reduce its performance.



** [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Barack HUSSEIN Obama]], and how he is a gay liberal [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment communist socialist]] [[LogicBomb atheist muslim satanist]] Kenyan antichrist. "Our Muslim-in-Chief"

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** [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Barack HUSSEIN ☭HUSSEIN☭ Obama]], and how he is a gay liberal [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment communist socialist]] [[CommieNazis commie nazi]] [[LogicBomb atheist muslim satanist]] Kenyan antichrist. "Our Muslim-in-Chief"


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** Richard Spencer is ''[[SarcasmMode definetly]]'' [[ImplausibleDeniability not a Nazi]].


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* {{Warhawk}}: The wiki frequently calls out politicians and pundits who either didn't serve in the military or did so [[SoldiersOfTheRear in positions where they didn't see any combat]] and still call for an aggressive foreign policy as ''chickenhawks''. Pages on these individuals usually feature an image [[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/File:Chickenhawks.gif this patch]], coupled with the text: "They so proudly wear this insignia".
24th Feb '18 1:49:12 PM nombretomado
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** In-Universe, despite the site's general centrist/social-liberal perspective, their article on the democratic socialist Creator/MichaelMoore is rather critical, claiming the only thing that puts him above the nationalist-neoconservative RushLimbaugh is his support of universal healthcare. Similarly, despite being a heavily atheistic site, they don't find the arguments of Creator/ChristopherHitchens very convincing. In Hitchens' case, it's partially due to his pro-war position, but his religious positions come under fire as well.

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** In-Universe, despite the site's general centrist/social-liberal perspective, their article on the democratic socialist Creator/MichaelMoore is rather critical, claiming the only thing that puts him above the nationalist-neoconservative RushLimbaugh Radio/RushLimbaugh is his support of universal healthcare. Similarly, despite being a heavily atheistic site, they don't find the arguments of Creator/ChristopherHitchens very convincing. In Hitchens' case, it's partially due to his pro-war position, but his religious positions come under fire as well.
7th Feb '18 6:02:15 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** Their [[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Web_2.0 Web 2.0]] isn't exactly soft on them but they do give a bit of humor at the end. The "See also" doesn't hold back the vitriol either as they link to "[[Website/{{Facebook}} Stalking]], [[Website/{{Youtube}} Copyright infringement]], [[Website/MySpace Narcissism]], [[Website/{{Google}} Big Brother]],[[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Breitbart.com Red State Wingnuttery]], [[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/City_Data Nosy Neighbors]], and [[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Reputation_management Mafia Protection Money]]". See "YouAreWhatYouHate" and their page for more.

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** Their [[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Web_2.0 Web 2.0]] page isn't exactly soft on them the site but they do give a bit of humor at the end. The "See also" doesn't hold back the vitriol either as they link to "[[Website/{{Facebook}} Stalking]], [[Website/{{Youtube}} Copyright infringement]], [[Website/MySpace Narcissism]], [[Website/{{Google}} Big Brother]],[[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Breitbart.com Red State Wingnuttery]], [[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/City_Data Nosy Neighbors]], and [[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Reputation_management Mafia Protection Money]]". See "YouAreWhatYouHate" and their page for more.
7th Feb '18 6:00:33 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** Their [[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Web_2.0 Web 2.0]] isn't exactly soft on them but they do give a bit of humor at the end. The "See also" doesn't hold back the vitriol either as they link to "[[Website/{{Facebook}} Stalking]], [[Website/{{Youtube}} Copyright infringement]], [[Website/MySpace Narcissism]], [[Website/{{Google}} Big Brother]],[[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Breitbart.com Red State Wingnuttery]], [[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/City_Data Nosy Neighbors]], and [[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Reputation_management Mafia Protection Money]]". See "YouAreWhatYouHate" and their page for more.
7th Feb '18 2:33:38 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** The Deepity "The Theory of Evolution is only a theory" is also slammed on the Deepity page: the first read assumes that the speaker uses the word "theory" as a "well-established scientific explanation" but the second read shows they mean "Gravity is just an unsubstantiated guess", which is an [[FourTermsFallacy Equivocation]].
1st Jan '18 6:28:43 PM BrendanRizzo
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* CrapsackWorld: Out of the nearly-200 countries in the world, all of which have articles, maybe four or five are not subject to AccentuateTheNegative. Moreover, the articles on LogicalFallacies and crank beliefs have an air of ''desperation'', as itís implied that the people who can see through them are a tiny minority. Therefore, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption the forces of good have an uphill battle]].
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