23 Jan '12, 10am

Debunking Handbook: updated and now with 400,000+ downloads

Debunking Handbook: update and feedback Posted on 23 January 2012 by John Cook When we published the Debunking Handbook , I have to admit, we completely underestimated the impact it would make. A few days after the launch, it suddenly went viral with over 150,000 downloads in a single day. This week, it just ticked over 400,000 downloads. We always planned that the Handbook would be useful not just for climate myths but for communicators having to deal with any type of misinformation. Nevertheless, it was surprising to see the Handbook featued on websites as diverse as Richard Dawkins and Silobreaker . A website devoted to debunking MLM myths saw it as "useful when debating with brainwashed members of MLM organizations". A Muslim forum speculated that it "Should be useful when engaging people who believe lies about Islam". Currently, several educators are looking to integr...

Full article: http://www.skepticalscience.com/Debunking-Handbook-update...

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