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The sub is for everything concerning the bad presentation of science.

We often see poor science written-up uncritically by news organisations. Cancer has been cured for the umpteenth time, another mechanic has invented free energy, genetically modified foods are deadly poisonous, daddy longlegs are the most poisonous spider, this one weird trick will fix your health problems, and the universe is a hologram. If it's making ridiculous claims about the world and claiming the authority of science, post it here! We especially encourage posting examples of bad science journalism or other forms of poor communication about science.


  1. YOU MUST include a comment or text post explaining/debunking any bad scientific claims. Otherwise your post will be deleted.

  2. If you link to reddit, please use the No Participation (np) style. Just replace the 'www' in the URL with 'np'. Like so:

If you report a post or comment, please message the mods saying why. This one really matters. We are not quick to deal with the reports queue, but we answer all modmail. Our logic is that if a comment is bad enough to need a report, it's bad enough to write a quick message about it. Unfortunately many reports are not justified.

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Relevant sites:

Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy blog

Ben Goldacre's Bad Science blog

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