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 Understand Reality Through Science as a pro-science source based on the promotion of evidence-based information. We also rate them High for factual reporting for the same reasoning.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2012, Understand Reality Through Science is the personal blog of author Tom Rafferty, who wrote the book “Making Stuff Up is Unwise: An Introduction to Reason, Skepticism and Science.” The blog writes original content as well as curated and hand-selected science news from a diverse range of scientific topics. They specialize in debunking pseudoscience and magical thinking.
Funded by / Ownership
Understand Reality Through Science is owned by Tom Rafferty and does not solicit revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Understand Reality Through Science is a blog that serves as an encyclopedia of topics such as explanations of pseudoscience, logical fallacies as well as politics, and Math And Logic as Formal Sciences. Information on this blog is well researched and offers a pro-science approach to a variety of topics.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date.
Overall, we rate Understand Reality Through Science as a pro-science source based on the promotion of evidence-based information. We also rate them High for factual reporting for the same reasoning. (D. Van Zandt 8/20/2016) Updated (8/1/2020)