Please help me find a specific FFP July 7, 2009 6:06 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a particular FPP. It was within the last three months, and it was about how to be skeptical of science/things you read on the internet. It was really good, but I didn't have time to read it all then (and I was drunk), and I just now am regretting that I never finished it. I've tried searching, but things like "skeptical" and "science" return a lot of results. Can someone point me in the right direction?
posted by Damn That Television to MetaFilter-Related at 6:06 PM (8 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Probably not the one you're looking for, but there was the Howard Rheingold crap detection FPP.
posted by jayder at 6:08 PM on July 7, 2009

this one is close to fitting what you describe - but it was more about accurately defining open-mindedness (and supporting the scientific method) than being skeptical of science.
posted by sloe at 6:10 PM on July 7, 2009

The Baloney Detection Kit? It's a bit short, but fits the bill. You might also be thinking of the much longer Crackpot Index linked to in the comments.
posted by Rhaomi at 6:11 PM on July 7, 2009 [1 favorite]

There's this post about crackpots, which probably isn't the one but is a similar flavor.
posted by brain_drain at 6:41 PM on July 7, 2009

You're making this up, aren't you? Go on. Pull my other leg, it has bells on.
posted by Pronoiac at 8:21 PM on July 7, 2009

I actually know far more about this subject than I think you can imagine.
posted by turgid dahlia at 9:38 PM on July 7, 2009

Thanks everyone! I think there's a chance my mind was conflating all of those linked posts into one (again, I was drunk).
posted by Damn That Television at 11:35 PM on July 7, 2009

This post needs the 'drunk' tag.
posted by lukemeister at 11:59 AM on July 8, 2009

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