A sharp-eyed view of questionable claims
Evidence-based critique of news of the paranormal, pseudoscience,
health claims, and anomalies.
Doubtful News is an alternate to getting your offbeat news from credulous or mystery mongering media sites. We are curious about what ACTUALLY may have happened. We cover all sorts of strange news, not necessarily all of it is doubtful or harmful. Often, it’s just fun or interesting – and worth thinking about.
Categories of news include: alt med/anti-vax, cryptozoology, hauntings, paranormal, UFOs, psychics, questionable claims, superstition, and money-making schemes, among others.
Story comments and additional information is welcome. Different points of view are welcome. However, the comments are moderated. Comment must refrain from potentially libelous accusations (fraud, scam, charlatan, fake) and name calling. See our COMMENT POLICY which is taken VERY seriously.
References encouraged, anecdotes discouraged, proselytizing and promotion of piffle PROHIBITED.
1. Be the one-stop source of fascinating news for more critical thinkers.
2. Show you something you may not find on your own and address it faster than the mainstream media with additional useful information to judge the claims.
3. Provide the alternate view from a credulous media and update stories when info becomes available.
4. Allow pro-paranormal beliefs to be open for discussion. Bring your best evidence, though.
We are barraged with claims that are seriously questionable. Critical thinking is essential to wade through today’s news and marketing. DN is a resource to hear about critical pieces of the story that the media has left out. Be in the loop and well-informed. Visit DN everyday.
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