Who are the best debunkers of rumours, superstitions, and fallacies in your opinion? A lot of these books and sites often cover the same old things (like say nobody in Columbus’ day thought the Earth was flat for example).
First of all there is our incomparable Cecil Adams and his Straight Dope.
Then there is Snopes. com.
Among books I’d say the best I’ve seen are Brunvand’s work on urban legends, Ackerman’s *Popular Fallacies, *and John Stossel’s Get Out the Shovel (which is more explicity political than the other ones.
Maybe Dictionary of Misinformation too.