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- Overall, we rate Thinking Humanity a moderate Pseudoscience source based on the promotion of debunked scientific claims. We also rate them Low for factual reporting due to plagiarism and a lack of transparency as well as the publication of false information.
Factual Reporting: LOW
Founded in 2014, Thinking Humanity is a website that publishes news related to science/pseudoscience, spirituality, and culture. According to their about page “Thinking Humanity is a community and a website that tries to provoke our thoughts, inspire and motivate our spirits, and give a better perspective on the injustices across the world.”
The website lacks transparency as it does not list owners or authors.
Funded by / Ownership
Thinking Humanity does not disclose ownership and revenue is derived through advertising and an online shop that sells merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Thinking Humanity does not publish original material but rather summarizes or in some cases plagiarized content from other sources. For example, this story, Having Only One Guinea Pig In Switzerland Is Illegal Because They Get Lonely, is copied verbatim from EducateInspireChange. Politically, they align with the left through frequent criticism of conservatives and President Donald Trump such as this: Psychologists Say: Donald Trump Shows Signs of Mental Illness, ‘Malignant Narcissism’. This story is properly sourced to the Independent.
Thinking Humanity also publishes science news, which for the most part is accurate, however, they also have promoted pseudoscience such as miracle cures This recipe will easily clear your lungs in 3 days, even if you smoke more than 5 years as well as the dangers of fluoride 15 Facts Most People Don’t Know About Fluoride. There isn’t any scientifically proven danger to the use of fluoride. In general, this a source that moderately promotes pseudoscience and occasionally plagiarizes the work of others.
Failed Fact Checks
- A video shows a group of whales coming to the surface after hearing an orchestra playing music. – False
Overall, we rate Thinking Humanity a moderate Pseudoscience source based on the promotion of debunked scientific claims. We also rate them Low for factual reporting due to plagiarism and a lack of transparency as well as the publication of false information. (D. Van Zandt 6/6/2020)