NZ (Nearly) Tops Skeptics Chart

By Darcy Cowan 20/01/2012

Just in my RSS feed is this post on the SkepticBlog site talking about the number of page views of the blog ranked by country. The stats are adjusted and represent page views per million of the country’s population.

New Zealand follows Canada in the #1 spot relegating the US to #3. HA.

What’s the deal? Why are we so over represented?

I’d like to say it’s because our population is just highly educated and naturally receptive to the sceptical mind set.

Any suggestions?

Page Views of "Skepticblog" per million Ranked by Country

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Filed under: Sciblogs, skepticism Tagged: New Zealand, Science and Society, SkepticBlog, skeptics

0 Responses to “NZ (Nearly) Tops Skeptics Chart”

  • Well, I don’t know how kiwis got ourselves so over-represented, but I’ve got a couple of suggestion for whoever drew that graph…

  • Perhaps it is due to the vacuous corporate main stream media’s kindy brief lacks credible posture, is blatantly manipulative and deliberately mind-numbing offending to anyone IQ+80, that we look elsewhere for substance which explains our ‘would-be-owners’ accelerating descent.

    I have found the website useful to determine fraud from Truth.

    Many thanks, Darcy Cowan, for posing the question, AND having a feedback loop via comments. (Feedback is a necessity for living creatures and all bio-systems)

    Welcome to the machine.

  • Why not adjusted by english-speaking population? Not a great amount in Argentina, so we are underrepresented (diluted in the general population that simply can’t read the blog, skeptical or not)

  • Maybe it is because we are negative and pessimistic and have changed from a can do attitude, to a can’t do.

  • electrickiwi – I think there’s a big difference between skepticism & pessimism. Skeptics ask for the evidence in support of various assertions (there’s a frequently-quoted comment that we like to keep an open mind – just not so open that our brains fall out!). This isn’t the same as nay-saying anything & everything, just because we can.

  • Ditto Alison, electrickiwi unfortunately you seem to have a simplistic and skewed understanding of what science and skepticism are.

    Richard Feynman said about doing science:
    “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.”

    That’s skepticism in a nutshell.

  • Agreed. To quote Feynman “It is important to realize that in
    physics today, we have no knowledge of what energy is.”
    In terms of explaining energy I prefer Paul Dirac.