These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer-reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate Skeptical Raptor a Pro-Science source based on excellent sourcing and a clear adherence to the consensus of science. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2012, the Skeptical Raptor is a website/blog that debunks pseudo-scientific misinformation. According to its about page, Michael Simpson, who has over 35 years of experience in cell biology, biochemistry, and cardiovascular disease, is the founder and owner.
Funded by / Ownership
Although not explicitly stated, Michael Simpson is the owner of Skeptical Raptor. Advertising and donations generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Skeptical Raptor reports on science news, in particular pseudoscience, which they debunk with evidence. For example, in this article, Gardasil facts – debunking myths about HPV vaccine safety and efficacy, there is excellent sourcing from the CDC. Another article that clearly uses emotional wording: Anti-vaccine terrorists – maybe it is the time to call them that; there is excellent sourcing from credible media such as Pubmed and Medscape. Skeptical Raptor also has a science based search engine specifically for vaccines.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Skeptical Raptor a Pro-Science source based on excellent sourcing and a clear adherence to the consensus of science. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/5/2019) Updated (08/14/2023)
Last Updated on August 14, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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