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I was clicking around and found myself on the Anti-psychiatry page and... it's a mess. I didn't know much of anything about antipsychiatry, but the blatant character attacks and POV pushing were red huge flags, so I started checking sources and none that I've checked so far have anything to do with antipsychiatry. I got the sense from the talkpage that there's a lot of poorly sourced information backing up ideas about psychiatry that stem from Scientology. Their beliefs do have a place in the article... but with proper sourcing and NPOV. There are other POVs being pushed as well. Apparently it's a very contentious topic. Now that I've read up a bit about it, it's actually quite interesting. But cleaning up the article will be a lot to tackle... so I'm posting this on the relevant wikiprojects in the hopes that others might find it interesting too and want to help. :) I've started a discussion about it at Talk:Anti-psychiatry#Sources. Thanks! Permstrump (talk) 19:31, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

Psychic powers in fiction[edit]

Category talk:Psychic powers in fiction is tagged as part of this wikiproject, but I'm not sure how much fictional topics have to do with scientific skepticism. Fictional works aren't necessarily claiming anything about whether or not their plot elements exist in the real world. I suppose some of them could be, but most of them probably aren't. If Psychic powers in fiction belongs to this wikiproject, then categories such as Category:Telepathy in fiction and Category:Telekinesis in fiction should also, so I'd like to know if they do or not. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? ekips39 (talk) 23:01, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

I was WP:BOLD and removed it because it was added at the same time as bunch of the other "related" projects (including WP:Psychology, which you already removed), and I can't imagine it was ever something specifically of interest to this project. PermStrump(talk) 05:16, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Tyler Henry[edit]

The article on Tyler Henry, the "Hollywood Medium" with a 2016 cable reality show, is stetching credulity with the recent (coordinated?) edits of a couple red-lined editors who are promoting his book and who have deleted the "Criticism" as well as any links to sources which cast doubt on his powers. This article deserves to be watchlisted and monitored by more users of a skeptical bent. Vesuvius Dogg (talk) 14:32, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Water fluoridation[edit]

Hi folks! They could sure use a few eyes over at Water fluoridation. Please have a quick look at the history and please drop by Talk:Water fluoridation#April 28, 2016 to share your thoughts. Many, many thanks. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 10:09, 28 April 2016 (UTC)


There are lots of articles about UFO's that need attention. Some of these are Project Sign, Project Grudge, Estimate of the Situation, and many others. It would take a while to clean up all of them, so I'm hoping that people will help with cleaning the articles up, and eventually rewriting them. ThePlatypusofDoom (Talk) 12:05, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

AfD Notice[edit]

There is a discussion currently at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Scientific dissent that may be of relevance to this project. Interested editors are encouraged to join the discussion. -Ad Orientem (talk) 23:42, 19 July 2016 (UTC)