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Archives guide to Skeptic Arguments at Skeptical Science

Posted on 18 January 2011 by Mila

After my previous posts about materials, An online resource for the IPCC 4th Assessment Report and guide to, this time my Skeptical Science post is about Skeptical Science :).

I have just published a new resource at the guide to Skeptic Arguments from I'll introduce the guide with a few screenshots. The guide is synchronized with current SkS content via John's feeds so it should remain fairly up to date.

  • arguments are searchable
  • titles of broader topics are shown even if they do not contain the search term
  • an argument's detail page contains links towards broader and narrower rebuttals, skeptic arguments and rebuttals at different level of difficulty
  • lists of keywords and related scientific articles are also provided 
  • keywords' search is enabled but keywords still require a lot of work
  • suggestions of keywords for individual arguments would be much appreciated
  • my plan is to keep keywords synchronized with RealClimate guide
  • scientific articles supporting individual rebuttals may be searched
  • doi links lead to the original articles
  • many articles contain links to Web of Science records
  • all arguments which cite the article are listed
  • some article duplication occurs - it will be addressed in future releases
  • articles can be also searched by authors 

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Comments 1 to 3:

  1. There is a very basic question not answered here: what is the point of using the Zvon Guide to SkS instead of SkS itself?
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  2. The guide is intended as a search interface to SkS and contains direct links to primary literature (and Web of Science) which are often not present in the original rebuttals - and as the links are via doi they should work even after a few years. And obviously you do not have to use it. I know about one user who will use it regularly - myself. :)
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  3. Thank you very much, for your time and effort. Some has done a lot of research to assemble such a large lines of coherent information in one place, in order to counter the bad incoherent science "WUWT" award winners slim cherry pickings, lousy context and all too numerous bloopers along with paid political science 101 misinformation.
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