But what I found out today is that the Discovery Company has a website that's similarly named: How Stuff Works.
Oh cool! That can't be bad.
Let's check out the science section. What's their "featured science"?
How Ghostbusters Work. Looking through the article, it does a fair job of giving examples of how many events that are claimed ghost sightings have been bogus and even drops in a line about how ghosts have never been shown to exist. But at the same time, the entire article runs under the bent that they do exist.... we just haven't found them.
Other featured articles? How the Grim Reaper Works. Again, this is more of an analysis of the history of various cultures belief in the dead. There's absolutely no science here. So why is it in the "Science section"?
Furthermore, both of these were in an oxymoronic sub-section: Supernatural Science. My mind is boggled.
I better look at some good science to calm my nerves.
Evolution is fascinating because it attempts to answer one of the most basic human questions: Where did life, and human beings, come from?*Blink*
We will also examine several important areas that show holes in the current theory....The holes are considered by many to be proof that the theory of evolution should be overthrown.*Twitch*
Most people agree that bacteria evolve in small ways (microevolution), but there is some controversy around the idea of speciation (macroevolution)....
The theory of evolution is just that -- a theory....Many theories are works in progress, and evolution is one of them.*headdesk*
And what source do they cite? True.Origin.org. Fail. Massive fail.
The Discovery Company should be ashamed to host this site. Perhaps Phil Plait could call up his good personal friend Adam Savage and see if he can get in contact with anyone that can fix this mess.