Founded in April 2007 by Peter Lipson, a doctor of internal medicine, RationalWiki Analyzes and refutes pseudoscience and the anti-science movement, documenting the full range of crank ideas, explorations of authoritarianism and fundamentalism, analysis and criticism of how these subjects are handled in the media.What is the purpose of the rational wiki?
RationalWiki is a wiki whose stated aims are to critique and challenge pseudoscience, conspiracy theories, and the anti-science movement, explore authoritarianism and fundamentalism, and analyze how these subjects are handled in the media. It was created in 2007 to counter Conservapedia after an incident in which...Is RationalWiki an infamous conspiracy site?
RationalWiki was cited by Reiss Rubinstein and Lois Weithorn in Responding to the Childhood Vaccination Crisis about the website Whale.to, saying that it is an "infamous conspiracy site", using RationalWiki as a source.Did RationalWiki vandalize Conservapedia?
RationalWiki contributors, many of whom are former Conservapedia contributors, are often highly critical of Conservapedia, and according to an article published in the Los Angeles Times in 2007, RationalWiki members "by their own admission" vandalize Conservapedia.