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'''[[Wiki|Wiki topics]]''' .  .  .  .  '''[[Special:ArticlesHome|Blog topics]]''' .  .  .  .   
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'''[[Special:ArticlesHome|Blog topics]]''' .  .  .  .  '''[[Wiki|Wiki topics]]''' .  .  .  .   
 
'''[[Special:WikiForum|Forum topics]]''' <br> ''Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day.
 
'''[[Special:WikiForum|Forum topics]]''' <br> ''Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day.
 
- [https://www.loc.gov/resource/mtj1.038_0592_0594/?sp=2&st=text Thomas Jefferson, 1807] ''
 
- [https://www.loc.gov/resource/mtj1.038_0592_0594/?sp=2&st=text Thomas Jefferson, 1807] ''
 
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Latest blog post: [[Blog:More_on_vaccines_and_the_ivermectin_fight|More on vaccines and the ivermectin fight]] <br>
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Latest wiki: [[Orwell:_The_Freedom_of_the_Press|George Orwell's never published original introduction to Animal Farm]] <br>
 
Latest Fact Checking: [[Check:_Effects_of_CO2_emissions_on_nature|Man-made climate change]] <br>  
 
Latest Fact Checking: [[Check:_Effects_of_CO2_emissions_on_nature|Man-made climate change]] <br>  
Latest blog post: [[Blog:US_2020_elections:_widespread_fraud%3F| US 2020 elections: widespread fraud?]] <br>
 
Latest wiki: [[Orwell:_The_Freedom_of_the_Press|George Orwell's never published original introduction to Animal Farm]]
 
 
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When searching for information on Internet, how do we discern what is fair and well researched information? For an individual it is not doable to sort it all out.  
 
When searching for information on Internet, how do we discern what is fair and well researched information? For an individual it is not doable to sort it all out.  
  
Search engines serve links to Wikipedia articles near the top of their results, and while the great majority is fine, some of those articles are extremely unreliable. And when we look for better information, the choice is often between two extremes: unquestioned "mainstream" dogma or "alternative" sites of doubtful and often very poor reliability.
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Search engines serve links to Wikipedia articles near the top of their results, and while the great majority is fine, some of those articles are extremely unreliable or [https://larrysanger.org/2020/05/wikipedia-is-badly-biased/ badly biased]. And when we look for better information, the choice is often between two extremes: unquestioned "mainstream" dogma or "alternative" sites of doubtful and often very poor reliability.
  
 
This website is meant to '''serve as a tool''' for a '''community''' of people who want to be well informed and who may want to contribute sometimes. It's now open for everyone to join. By contributing to a Wiki we can obtain much more while spending less time individually.  
 
This website is meant to '''serve as a tool''' for a '''community''' of people who want to be well informed and who may want to contribute sometimes. It's now open for everyone to join. By contributing to a Wiki we can obtain much more while spending less time individually.  
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** '''Science''' - history of science, relativity, quantum mechanics etc.
 
** '''Science''' - history of science, relativity, quantum mechanics etc.
 
:: (Proposals for topics '''[[InfoCheckers:List_of_possible_topics|here]]''')  <span style="color:#14866d"> <div style="text-align: right; direction: ltr; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"> ''Count: {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} pages'' </div> </span>
 
:: (Proposals for topics '''[[InfoCheckers:List_of_possible_topics|here]]''')  <span style="color:#14866d"> <div style="text-align: right; direction: ltr; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"> ''Count: {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} pages'' </div> </span>
* With a '''[[Special:ArticlesHome|blog]]'''.
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* With a '''[[Special:ArticlesHome|blog]]''' of the administrator to present currently relevant topics
  
* With a '''[[Special:WikiForum|discussion forum]]'''
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* With a '''[[Special:WikiForum|discussion forum]]''' about contents creation based on Wikipedia articles and other technical issues of web site management. It has a different skin for an "under the hood" impression.
  
 
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'''In The News''' (or hardly in the news, but should have been):
 
'''In The News''' (or hardly in the news, but should have been):
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The antidepressant '''fluvoxamine''' was found to be effective for preventing severe Covid-19 in the clinical "TOGETHER" trial, as [https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(21)00448-4/fulltext published] in the medical journal The Lancet on October 27, 2021. <br>
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"Our trial has found that fluvoxamine, an inexpensive existing drug, reduces the need for advanced disease care in this high-risk population." Of those patients who followed the protocol, 1 out of 548 died while in the placebo group 12 out of 618 died. The study was stopped early because of its convincing success. This '''should''' have made the headlines.
  
 
The parting government of the USA [https://web.archive.org/web/20210116001621/https://www.state.gov/fact-sheet-activity-at-the-wuhan-institute-of-virology/ revealed that] the U.S. government has reason to believe that several researchers inside the Wuhan Institute of Virology became sick in autumn 2019, before the first identified case of the outbreak, with symptoms consistent with both COVID-19 and common seasonal illnesses. According to them, 'The CCP has prevented independent journalists, investigators, and global health authorities from interviewing researchers at the WIV, including those who were ill in the fall of 2019. [...] the WIV altered and then removed online records of its work with RaTG13 and other viruses [and ...] engaged in classified research, including laboratory animal experiments, on behalf of the Chinese military since at least 2017.'
 
The parting government of the USA [https://web.archive.org/web/20210116001621/https://www.state.gov/fact-sheet-activity-at-the-wuhan-institute-of-virology/ revealed that] the U.S. government has reason to believe that several researchers inside the Wuhan Institute of Virology became sick in autumn 2019, before the first identified case of the outbreak, with symptoms consistent with both COVID-19 and common seasonal illnesses. According to them, 'The CCP has prevented independent journalists, investigators, and global health authorities from interviewing researchers at the WIV, including those who were ill in the fall of 2019. [...] the WIV altered and then removed online records of its work with RaTG13 and other viruses [and ...] engaged in classified research, including laboratory animal experiments, on behalf of the Chinese military since at least 2017.'
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An [https://vitamindforall.org/letter.html open letter by over 100 scientists and doctors] appeared on Dec 7, 2020, demanding health authorities to start a campaign to increase vitamin D intakes. The benefit of vitamin D against COVID-19 and the lack of action by health authorities was discussed in Dutch newspaper AD, with English translation [[Blog:'Experts_angry_about_still_no_vitamin_D_advice'|here]].
 
An [https://vitamindforall.org/letter.html open letter by over 100 scientists and doctors] appeared on Dec 7, 2020, demanding health authorities to start a campaign to increase vitamin D intakes. The benefit of vitamin D against COVID-19 and the lack of action by health authorities was discussed in Dutch newspaper AD, with English translation [[Blog:'Experts_angry_about_still_no_vitamin_D_advice'|here]].
  
A number of breaking news reports have appeared in alternative media about clinical trials with ivermectin as anti-COVID-19 drug, while mainstream media almost exclusively touted trial results with new vaccines. More on this in the [[Blog:Ivermectin_is_an_effective_COVID-19_drug,_doctors_attest |a recent blog post]].
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A number of breaking news reports have appeared in alternative media about clinical trials with ivermectin as anti-COVID-19 drug, while mainstream media almost exclusively touted trial results with new vaccines. More on this in [[Blog:Ivermectin_is_an_effective_COVID-19_drug,_doctors_attest |a recent blog post]].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:43, 19 December 2021

Blog topics . . . . Wiki topics . . . . Forum topics
Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day. - Thomas Jefferson, 1807


Latest blog post: More on vaccines and the ivermectin fight
Latest wiki: George Orwell's never published original introduction to Animal Farm
Latest Fact Checking: Man-made climate change


When searching for information on Internet, how do we discern what is fair and well researched information? For an individual it is not doable to sort it all out.

Search engines serve links to Wikipedia articles near the top of their results, and while the great majority is fine, some of those articles are extremely unreliable or badly biased. And when we look for better information, the choice is often between two extremes: unquestioned "mainstream" dogma or "alternative" sites of doubtful and often very poor reliability.

This website is meant to serve as a tool for a community of people who want to be well informed and who may want to contribute sometimes. It's now open for everyone to join. By contributing to a Wiki we can obtain much more while spending less time individually.

  • The focus is on our own research-based wiki, correcting selected Wikipedia articles. Categories:
    • Fact Checking websites - existing fact checking sites
    • Current affairs - debated topics that are in the news
    • Society - still relevant topics that have been in the news (or should have been)
    • Environment - air pollution, pesticides etc. - Man-made climate change
    • Health - medicine, alternative medicine, food supplements etc.
    • Science - history of science, relativity, quantum mechanics etc.
(Proposals for topics here)
Count: 23 pages
  • With a blog of the administrator to present currently relevant topics
  • With a discussion forum about contents creation based on Wikipedia articles and other technical issues of web site management. It has a different skin for an "under the hood" impression.


We will introduce a new method to arrive at a reasonably objective and fair presentation of facts in our Wiki articles.
See Project:Organization and operation,


In The News (or hardly in the news, but should have been):

The antidepressant fluvoxamine was found to be effective for preventing severe Covid-19 in the clinical "TOGETHER" trial, as published in the medical journal The Lancet on October 27, 2021.
"Our trial has found that fluvoxamine, an inexpensive existing drug, reduces the need for advanced disease care in this high-risk population." Of those patients who followed the protocol, 1 out of 548 died while in the placebo group 12 out of 618 died. The study was stopped early because of its convincing success. This should have made the headlines.

The parting government of the USA revealed that the U.S. government has reason to believe that several researchers inside the Wuhan Institute of Virology became sick in autumn 2019, before the first identified case of the outbreak, with symptoms consistent with both COVID-19 and common seasonal illnesses. According to them, 'The CCP has prevented independent journalists, investigators, and global health authorities from interviewing researchers at the WIV, including those who were ill in the fall of 2019. [...] the WIV altered and then removed online records of its work with RaTG13 and other viruses [and ...] engaged in classified research, including laboratory animal experiments, on behalf of the Chinese military since at least 2017.'

An open letter by over 100 scientists and doctors appeared on Dec 7, 2020, demanding health authorities to start a campaign to increase vitamin D intakes. The benefit of vitamin D against COVID-19 and the lack of action by health authorities was discussed in Dutch newspaper AD, with English translation here.

A number of breaking news reports have appeared in alternative media about clinical trials with ivermectin as anti-COVID-19 drug, while mainstream media almost exclusively touted trial results with new vaccines. More on this in a recent blog post.

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Contrary to official sources, there is no evidence that the Wuhan coronavirus originated at the now closed food market. The first known infected person apparently had no link to that market. At least one scientific article that shifts suspicion from food markets to virus research facilities has been suppressed. That article presents a selection of referenced facts.


Old "In The News" topics here


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