If you want to know about dinosaurs, geology, radiometric dating, the solar system, plate tectonics, or pretty much any other natural science, Conservapedia is your Number One resource to get the wrong answer.
That it is intended specifically as a science resource for homeschooled children, who don't have the benefit of an accredited science teacher, is its main reason for making this list.
Alexa ranked #13,600 Google Page Rank 5 Conservapedia was founded by Christian activist Andrew Schlafly as resource for homeschooled children, intended to counter what he saw as an anti-Christian bias in Wikipedia and science information in general.
It is, in short, an encyclopedia that gives a Young Earth version of every article instead of the correct version.
Of course this changes over time, so I'm rounding them off to give a general idea of each site's traffic.
Also, I'm giving its US traffic ranking, as these are English language sites and the worldwide rankings are skewed by sites in China, Russia, and the rest of the non-English world.
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At least usually includes the required statement (tucked way down at the bottom of the screen in a tiny font) that "These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
But Mercola's website is not wrong because it's lucrative; it's wrong because the vast majority of its merchandise has no proven medical value, yet virtually all of its product descriptions imply that they can improve the customer's health in some way.Sites that make this list are only here because of the quality of the science information that they advocate.As a measure of each site's popularity, I'm giving its ranking on as of this writing.To make this list, they not only need to have bad information, they also need to be popular enough to warrant our attention.Many of these sites promote some particular ideology, but I want to be clear that that's not why they're here.
Let's begin at the bottom of our list of the worst offenders, with a site that nevertheless has staggering amounts of traffic: Alexa ranked #23 Google Page Rank 8 The Huffington Post is arguably one of the heaviest trafficked news, opinion, and information sources on the Internet.