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  1. Autarch - mostly maths/physics related, but also evolution.
  2. Frexe
  3. 4v4l0n42
  4. dino talk
  5. Andries talk
  6. Prosfilaes 20:07, 4 February 2006 (UTC)
  7. BillC – electrical engineer. 23:01, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
  8. porges ; wikipedia needs close watch :)
  9. Smiloid- Interests: Paranormal occult
  10. Cybercobra - creationism
  11. Davidstrauss: creationism, new age religion, alternative medicine, etc.
  12. Edhubbard: adding data from neuroscientific explanations, where applicable, for unusual experiences such as auras (see synesthesia), phantom limbs, out of body experiences, religious visitation (see temporal lobe epilepsy), and deja vu to combat bias towards mystical POVs.
  13. Doczilla 00:18, 12 December 2006 (UTC) - psychology professor.
  14. Długosz talk — wants to promote education and critical thinking.
  15. LuckyLouie - Interests: pseudoscientific claims of "paranormal investigation" and "ghost hunting" groups, mediums, psychics, and spiritualists.
  16. Audacity: backmasking, hidden message, subliminal message, theomatics, pareidolia
  17. Titanium Dragon - Biomedical Engineering major, graduate in 2 months. Interests: Religion, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Biology, Fantasy (particularly Dragons), Astronomy
  18. Lipollis - my expertise is in the fields of Archaeology, Antrhopology, Folklore and Linguistics. I've done a fair amount of field work in early American Industrial Archaeology, Iroquoian langues, archaeology, culture and the recent cultural conflicts over gaming. As a rational skeptic, my interests are in providing documented and legitimate academic criticisims where they apply. My most recent efforts have been on the Carlos Castaneda article.LiPollis 16:22, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
  19. Omegatron — Electrical engineer. Can be found fighting to keep notable pseudoscience articles and trying to reform the irrationally skeptical.
  20. Famousdog 14:07 11th July 2007 (UTC) - Vision, psychology, perception. There's a lot of rubbish talked about it!
  21. Scorpion451 00:48, 13 July 2007 (UTC)- Undergraduate in chemical engineering. My specialies are bluntness and a penchant for bulldozing bad articles into legible ones, as well as a talent for finding the flaws in the "evidence" behind pseudoscience. I also strive to defend the right of these theories to be objectively included in wikipedia. Paranormal researches did prove ball lightning and the okapi, after all.
  22. Rypcord Interests: Anthropology, Sexology, Sociology, Philosophy
  23. Ronja 06:35, 31 August 2007 (UTC) I am a Bright from Finland and hope it is OK for me to be listed here, even though I most likely will use most the time I can spare to translate material from the articles in this project to the Finnish and Swedish wikipedias.
  24. •Jim62sch• 10:48, 17 September 2007 (UTC) Any topic where pseudoscience, pseudohistory, religion or mysticism threatens to suvert or replace rational thought or scientific knowledge.
  25. DIEGO talk 04:31, 27 October 2007 (UTC). Interest/experience in psychoeducational research; evidence-based practice in the diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities and autism/PDD (both areas are rife with quackery); anti-scientific mental health practices (e.g., psychoanalysis, dubious therapies, etc.); anti-scientific practices in (U.S.) public education (e.g., whole language, zero-tolerance policies, etc.); general interest in neuroscience, psychology, medicine, education, developmental biology, the paranormal, alternative medicine, faith healing, anything "new age", and all aspects of the creation-evolution debate.
  26. Skinwalker 13:19, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
  27. LeContexte (talk) 15:41, 28 November 2007 (UTC) general interest in skepticism and rationality, particularly in relation to "free energy" claims
  28. User:Writtenonsand
  29. Noleander (talk) 19:26, 7 December 2007 (UTC) Scientist. Interested in rebutting pseudoscience or superstitions, especially when they are used to take advantage of uneducated folks.
  30. User:pustelnik medicine, particularly endocrinology, anthropology
  31. papageno (talk) 02:38, 23 January 2008 (UTC) Interested in reviewing articles related to health and radio frequencies, mobile telephony and wireless communications.
  32. Salmanazar (talk) 18:41, 3 February 2008 (UTC) Interests: so-called "mysterious disappearances" and UFOlogical nonsense.
  33. Voice-of-All. I'd like to patrol ID/evolution and alternative medicine articles.
  34. Mariordo engineering, economics, transportation economics, traffic engineering, biofuels, history of science, math, physics, astronomy, all-around skeptic and critical thinking.Mariordo (talk) 01:41, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
  35. User:Ciroa Interested in widely recognized cases where skepticism delayed or impeded advances in mainstream science; if all skeptics agree, then it's not skepticism anymore.
  36. Vufors (talk) 08:32, 9 June 2008 (UTC) - Science areas in Physics and Mathematics.
  37. Magnum Serpentine (talk) 21:38, 14 June 2008 (UTC) - Disproving Fundamentalist Reconstructionist. I am a Christian (Non Fundamentalist). Historian with degrees in United States and World Histories . Also have a degree in Psychology. Skeptic but not Skeptical Inquirer Skeptic. I will admit if I am stumped, I don't know or if there is not enough evidence to say yes or no on a subject. Also I will admit if something turns out to be true. Amateur Astronomer since age of 7.
  38. DDStretch(talk) Critical of Psychology and Psychiatry, Alternative and Complementary Medicine in particular, but wide-ranging. I have degrees in psychology and mathematical psychology and though now retired, I continue to research and advocate in areas of critical thinking, argumentation theory, and the research process within the psychological and psychiatric sciences.
  39. Macdonald-ross (talk) History of biology, biography, evolution.
  40. Fiziker - I am an undergraduate physicist. My efforts with regards to this project are focused for now on improving Bigfoot.
  41. Athol Mullen (talk) - Mechanical engineer - interests include debunking perpetual motion devices (eg water-fuelled car). Global warming skeptic.
  42. Ole Eivind - Chemistry student interested in science and scepticism in general. President of The Students' Skeptics Society at NTNU.
  43. Nutiketaiel (talk) 14:14, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
  44. Snowded 23:00, 26 October 2008 (UTC) - concerned about the misuse of science in support of management fads
  45. Krelnik (talk) (7 December 2008 - History of skepticism, bios of skeptics, harm caused by pseudoscience. Creator of What's The Harm website.
  46. Jettparmer Engineering, philosophy, General Science, Medicine, Pseudoscience, Conspiracies, Paranormal, extraterrestial, Religion
  47. McKay Professional mathematician. Interested in pseudoscience of all sorts.
  48. Kristjan Wager IT-consultant by profession, but interested in Pseudoscience especially regarding Intelligent Design, Vaccinations, Alternative medicine, Global warming
  49. DreamGuy Strong supporter of getting rid of WP:UNDUE weight violations that try to give fringe views equal weight (or worse) as the mainstream expert views. (Been doing it for years, figured I should finally sign up.)
  50. User:Larkusix Creationism and other religious pseudoscience.
  51. Proxima Centauri (talk) Astronomy, Evolution, Refuting Bronze Age Mythology The Bible refuting claims that religion makes people happy, (religion probably makes some people happy, others eg wives who think God wants them to stay with abusive husbands can be very unhappy) etc etc etc
  52. A Quest For Knowledge - Conspiracy theories, especially topics related to 9/11 conspiracy theories including World Trade Center controlled demolition conspiracy theories and 9/11 Truth Movement; also evolution and common misconceptions about science.
  53. Lippard (talk) 12 Jun 2009. Interests: creationism, conspiracy theory, religions that make empirical claims, epistemology, when skeptics go wrong.
  54. Bueller 007 (talk) 08:57, 25 June 2009 (UTC) - evolutionary biology and population genetics
  55. Rmosler | ● 10:43, 25 June 2009 (UTC) - Mostly biology and health related.
  56. Koala technology, UFOs, creationism/ID, pseudoscience, conspiracy theories, and other nonsense.
  57. Loadmaster — Conservative skeptic, with interests in astrophysics, mathematics and logic, computers and programming, artificial intelligence, etc.
  58. Schafesd - Interests: Shroud of Turin, flood geology, catastrophism, creationism, philosophy and history of skepticism
  59. GastelEtzwane (talk) 22:20, 28 July 2009 (UTC) science, French translations of English articles.
  60. Chrisrus (talk) 21:08, 8 August 2009 (UTC) Knowable truths that are hard to cite, Knowable falsehoods that are difficult to remove, defending the integrity of words, mysteries that people don't want solved, fuzzy edges around definitions, etc.
  61. MartinPoulter (talk) 21:40, 18 August 2009 (UTC) - PhD in Philosophy of Science, staff member at Bristol University hence have access to many journals. Interested in skepticism all my adult life, in particular the role of cognitive biases in explaining the appeal of paranormal or fringe beliefs. I'm keen that WP should reflect the scientific state of knowledge of a topic, and not just what's easily findable on the web/ in the media.
  62. Macgroover Want to tackle alternative medicine - especially Chiropractic and diet pages.
  63. JoDonHo Nuclear power, energy, pseudoscience, and conspiracy theories.
  64. xabian40409. Parapsychology, hermeticism, etc. Against all forms of NPOV both pos and neg. Xabian40409 (talk) 23:35, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
  65. John Shandy` I'm a natural born skeptic, an intellectual with underpinnings of reason and science. My interests are: finance, economics, secular humanism, atheism, conspiracy debunking, astronomy, cosmology, and politics. I hope to help improve many of the shortcomings of the finance & economics articles, but also keep an eye out for ways to contribute to rational skepticism projects. Cheers, John Shandy` • talk 06:17, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
  66. I Feel Tired I don't know if I really have any specialties, but I'm interested in just about everything and I'm ready to help
  67. WeijiBaikeBianji I had specialized training in some psychological issues (e.g., eyewitness testimony) in law school, and have a general interest in skeptical literature and carefully verifying purported scientific claims.
  68. Shinryuu - I've had my share of arguments regarding AIDS/HIV and vaccination but will continue participating in them, however I'm also interested in anything else biology-/biomedicine-related, even in the tedious creationism/evolution debate.
  69. Dave Biskner Open minded skeptic, interested in most, if not all, topics.
  70. Mark Brooks Encouraging reason-based thinking and discouraging nonsense; special interests - physics, evolution, religion.
  71. Loremaster - Conspiracy theories
  72. Civilizeme (talk) 19:42, 27 November 2007 (UTC) Interests: epistemology and phenomenology; atheism and skepticism; evolutionary biology; cognitive neuroscience; poetics; spiritualism and pseudoscience in literature
  73. ARTEST4ECHOInterests: Fact checking, maths and physics related subjects.
  74. IRWolfie- (talk) Interested in undue promotion
  75. CMBJ - fact checking
  76. Keahapana - Background in physics, mathematics, oriental studies, oriental languages, and linguistics.
  77. Marasmusine - I'm concerned about the undue weight in pseudoscience such as Category:Energy therapies.
  78. sgerbic - Guerrilla Skepticism in Wikipedia ~ Concerned that this Wiki Project is generally dormant when there is SO MUCH work to be done. Work backwards, find a relevant article first then update the Wiki page. Lets get busy!
  79. DRS - In favour of describing beliefs accurately so as not to mislead or misinform.
  80. Plutonium27 - Health care (especially nursing), nutrition, pharmacology, human biology. Dip.HE (Nursing). L.LB(Hons).
  81. Dustinlull - CAM, vaccine denialism, homeopathy
  82. Jettparmer - CAM, conspiracy theories, engineering, science, evolution, psychology, religious aspects
  83. Ginger Maine Coon (talk) 20:01, 14 December 2011 (UTC) - Biochemist working in biotech and pharma industry, particularly interested in CAM, anti-vaccine movement and other anti-science phenomena so prevalent in this society.
  84. Gilderien 12:09, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
  85. IcyEd - Biochemistry, Biophysics, Immunology
  86. Nightscream - Bit of everything at one time or another: Psychics, AIDS denialism, 9/11 conspiracy theories, creationism, Michael Shermer, etc.
  87. User:salimfadhley - Fringe theories, alternative medicine, Energy (esotericism), new age, holistic-healing, particularly energy medicine
  88. User:EricEnfermero - Health care, psychology; maintaining neutral language in articles
  89. User:JoelWhy - Conspiracy theories, "alternative" medicine/quackery, law
  90. Wayfarer - Conspiracy theories, science, evolution, skepticism, rationalism, (a)theism, faith healing, quackery, psychology, philosophy etc. 14:34, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
  91. User:Yutsi - fringe theories, fundamentalism, Scientology, etc.
  92. User:MrX - Alternative medicine, Kirlian photography, the paranormal, Eastern mysticism, etc. Approaching subjects with an open mind, allowing for infinite possibilities, but employing rational thinking and the foundations of science as tools to ensure that subjects are depicted with a neutral point of view on Wikipedia.
  93. User:Andrewaskew - pseudoscience and the rhetorical uses thereof, more interested in cataloguing the strangeness of human belief than refutation, but I will fight for NPOV.
  94. User:RicWatts - Science, Evolution, Alt Medicine, Scepticism, Religion.
  95. User:Allecher talk - The project looks a bit stagnant, let's see if we can get it going again. My interests are in critical thinking and general science.
  96. User:Frederick Green - Pseudoscience especially when related to technology.
  97. User:Nmillerche - Engineer with a background in computational modeling of nanostructures. My interests are in advancing scientific skepticism in all disciplines and ensuring reliable sources for all content discussed.
  98. Cap020570 - Pseudoscience, medicine, science
  99. Hutcher, interested in "Conspiracy theories" primarily because I find their critics to be weak on research and desperate to accept the orthodoxy. JFK Assassination and 9/11 are good examples.
  100. Samwalton9 - Largely interested in physics topics as I'm an undergraduate Astrophysicist.
  101. Mrund - Archaeology, history, Scandinavia. Active on English and Swedish Wikipedia.
Areas of interest/expertise...
Wikiproject:Rational Skepticism

  • Open tasks:
    • Nominate and vote on RationalSkepticismCollaboration
    • Identify science and philosophy articles that are in need of attention or in need of NPOV.
    • Alternative medicine critics. Needs developing.
  • Improve:
    • John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories
    • Guy Bavli
    • Majestic 12
    • Science and the Bible
    • Chiropractic
    • Sylvia Browne
    • Chakra
    • Astral Projection
    • Airborne (dietary supplement)
    • Kevin Trudeau
    • Inedia
    • Magick
    • Immanuel Velikovsky
    • Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal
    • List of psychic abilities
    • Dim Mak
    • Aromatherapy
    • Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
    • Judith Orloff
    • Energy medicine
    • New World Order (conspiracy theory)
    • Ernst T. Krebs
    • Robert Schadewald
    • Australian bush flower essences
    • TCM model of the body
    • Naprapathy
    • Myofascial release
    • Hydrotherapy
    • Soft tissue therapy
    • Christian Science
    • The Demon-Haunted World
  • Peer review/POV check:
    • Guy Bavli
    • Cryonics
    • No poo
    • Magnet therapy
    • Reflexology
    • Royal_Rife
    • Ouabain
    • Georges Lakhovsky
    • Applied kinesiology
    • Acupuncture
    • Electronic voice phenomenon
    • Feng shui
    • Doris Stokes
    • Dowsing
    • Quackwatch
    • Astrology - specifically Image:Astrologyisnotscience.gif
    • Genetics and the Book of Mormon
    • Ingo Swann
    • Memory loss
    • Zero Balancing
  • User RfC
  • AfDs:
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Articles nearest to Featured Article status
  1. Carl Sagan
  2. Gillian McKeith
  3. Isaac Asimov
  4. Linus Pauling
  5. Organic food
  6. Peer review
  7. Psychotherapy
  8. Quantum mechanics
  9. Richard Dawkins
  10. Scientology
  11. Shroud of Turin
  12. B Chiropractic
  13. Flight 19
Articles selected by the Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team for release versions
  1. Carl Sagan
  2. Ethics
  3. Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor
  4. Isaac Asimov
  5. Linus Pauling
  6. Metaphysics
  7. Prayer healing
  8. Psychotherapy
  9. Quantum mechanics
  10. Richard Dawkins
  11. Scientific method
  12. Shroud of Turin
  13. Skepticism
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  1. Immanuel Velikovsky
  2. Morgellons
  3. Joint manipulation
  4. Quackwatch
  5. Basava Premanand
  6. Ghost
  7. Qi
  8. Hair analysis (alternative medicine)
  9. Magnet therapy
  10. Wallace Wattles
  11. James Van Praagh
  12. Perpetual motion
  13. Primal therapy
  14. Leonard Horowitz
  15. Joseph Mercola
  16. Laws of Form - needs a lot of work.
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  • ...that Industrial Bio-Test Laboratories conducted more than one-third of all toxicology testing in the United States before it was discovered to have engaged in extensive scientific misconduct?
  • ...that the Gandhi Memorial International Foundation was investigated for mail fraud?
  • ...that Document 12-571-3570 is an apocryphal document that outlined supposed sexual encounters by astronauts in space?
  • ...that PZ Myers became interested in marine biology studying the insides of fish while angling with his father?
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Rational Skepticism articles by quality and importance
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GA 6 9 18 1 34
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C 6 17 62 38 37 160
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Portal 1 1
Project 1 1
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Assessed 22 95 208 223 70 498 1,116
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Total 22 95 209 224 70 609 1,229
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