HELPING PEOPLE SEE SCIENCE
Our goal for Thonk is to create a platform that brings researchers and the public together by building an open and free visual map of scientific evidence for fact-checking claims. Thonk is an open, online, knowledge visualization platform where academics can actively participate in developing visualizations for the broader audience to freely browse.
Evidence Layer Example
In the final version researchers can log in to add and alter publications.
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Attributes Layer Example
The size of child nodes is determined by the next layer which shows attributes of the publication such as study design or statistical significance of findings.Click to enlarge image
Below is a demonstration based off the citations for arguments supporting and against Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) found on Skeptical Science. The citations were gathered from a collection of ~12,000 papers rated on their stance on AGW as part of The Consensus Project.
Each Child Node is a link to a publication