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(06-Nov-2010, 08:52 AM)mohankarthik Wrote: @Ajita: True that there are many many 101's FAQ's already around. But I thought it made sense to compile a version tailored for the Indian audience (and more specifically the hindu audience). Most of the existing blogs only answer questions posed by Christians. We can tailor the questions and answer the common questions that are asked by Hindus and Indians. Wont that be a different venture?

Mohankarthik, Hindu and Indian superstitions/questions would be covered by the database of Indian Woo that I talked about. What unsorted proposed is a general site, which is what I was responding to!
"Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian"
~ J.B.S.Haldane, on being asked to falsify evolution.
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#14
(06-Nov-2010, 12:51 PM)unsorted Wrote: ..... Imagine having pages like these on every conceivable freethought topic, in a single website... I think it would be a valuable resource for us.

I am on board with that, but this is an example of a similar conversation taking place on multiple threads.
http://nirmukta.net/Thread-Links-on-Pseu...perstition
http://nirmukta.net/Thread-Abuse-of-quantum-notation

To be fair, what you're suggesting is slightly different, but I think the general idea is the same. I think that for the page with links that you mentioned we can simply create a page on Nirmukta.com that we can maintain with all the links. We can use this forum to collect links over time and keep updating that page on nirmukta.com. We may in fact have a few pages on Nirmukta.com, with links to topics on specific subject areas. We can also have simple urls customized for these pages.

The more work-intensive question is how are we going to compile the database of India woo, which was what mohankarthik was talking about above. As Sid, Shobhit and myself had proposed a year ago, a wiki site would be great for this purpose. Perhaps we can get to work putting a team together for this purpose.

Meanwhile, I suggest that we all start posting on the link started by Lije (on superstitions and pseudoscience) and use Arvind's classification system.

"Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian"
~ J.B.S.Haldane, on being asked to falsify evolution.
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#15
Speaking of Freethought 101, I just stumbled upon this wiki:
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page
This wiki features a 'Pseudoscience Portal', and more pertinently to this thread, FAQ for the newly deconverted.
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#16
Good stuff, that's the kind of thing we need. Bookmarked. smile
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