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SparhafocPosts: 1333Joined: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:48 am

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In conversation with someone, I went to search for 'methodological naturalism' to provide a web source.

The top result, the highlighted one, is from Conservapedia, an organisation hostile to methodological naturalism.

I've reported it to Google explaining that their highlighted result genetically contradicts Google, the internet, and computers, as well as all the other products of scientific inquiry, but I doubt that one person alone can impact the algorithms.

So how does one go about redressing this bullshit?
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Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:22 am
Dragan GlasContributorUser avatarPosts: 2954Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:55 amLocation: Ireland Gender: Male

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Greetings,

I did a search myself, and it appeared at number 4 on the list - here

I generally use Naturalism.org myself.

Kindest regards,

James
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Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:16 am
SparhafocPosts: 1333Joined: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:48 am

Post Re: Conservapedia

Dragan Glas wrote:Greetings,

I did a search myself, and it appeared at number 4 on the list - here

I generally use Naturalism.org myself.

Kindest regards,

James



How and why would an algorithm think that I would want Conservapedia as my tailored highlighted video? :|
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Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:57 am
ldmitrukUser avatarPosts: 233Joined: Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:47 pmLocation: Edmonton, Alberta Gender: Cake

Post Re: Conservapedia

Sparhafoc wrote:
Dragan Glas wrote:Greetings,

I did a search myself, and it appeared at number 4 on the list - here

I generally use Naturalism.org myself.

Kindest regards,

James



How and why would an algorithm think that I would want Conservapedia as my tailored highlighted video? :|


You need to use the mind reading version of Google search. It's available at Google labs. :D
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:52 pm
he_who_is_nobodyBloggerUser avatarPosts: 3317Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:36 amLocation: Albuquerque, New Mexico Gender: Male

Post Re: Conservapedia

About a year ago Answers in Genesis found a way to trick Google and have it say the earth was 6,000 years old when one asked Google for the age of the earth. Perhaps Conservapedia found away to do this as well. However, it coming up as fourth for Dragan Glas makes me think it has more to do with your previous search history and Google trying to tailer what it thinks you want based on your history. You have been looking at sources that dandan/leroy has provided after all.
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SparhafocPosts: 1333Joined: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:48 am

Post Re: Conservapedia

he_who_is_nobody wrote:About a year ago Answers in Genesis found a way to trick Google and have it say the earth was 6,000 years old when one asked Google for the age of the earth. Perhaps Conservapedia found away to do this as well. However, it coming up as fourth for Dragan Glas makes me think it has more to do with your previous search history and Google trying to tailer what it thinks you want based on your history. You have been looking at sources that dandan/leroy has provided after all.


Right, this is what I think has happened, fucking algorithms on the internet perpetuating anti-scientific bullshit echo-chambers.

It pisses me off; this is the Disinformation Age.
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Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:38 am
WarKChat ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 1182Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:59 am Gender: Tree

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I tried https://duckduckgo.com

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Rationalwiki
  3. Conservapedia

I sent them a feedback message.
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