Some “bad sites” that are rather good
I’ve added three sites to the Useful Sites category on the side bar, and they are indeed rather good, despite their titles:
- Bad Astronomy – Astronomer Phil Plait gives us the skinny on the moon hoax, faces on mars, astrology, common astronomy misconceptions, and horrible portrayals of astronomy in the movies. A must read for anyone who has ever wondered if we really went to the moon. Also, own the Bad Astronomy book. I do.
- Bad Science – Dr. Ben Goldacre writes the Bad Science column in the Guardian, and has plenty to say about bad science in general, and bad medicine in particular. Patrick Holford gets his own entire category on this site. The Bad Science book is out in January 2008, and I will certainly be buying it.
- Bad Archaeology – a new edition to the Bad Sites neighbourhood. Ordinary archaeologists Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews and James Doeser have had enough of the ancient aliens, ley lines and forgotten civilizations and are making a stand for good science. No book mentioned yet, but I’d love to see one so I can wave it in front of all those Erich von Daniken followers.
Bookmark these sites, for they are Good.