[Haskell-cafe] Do you trust Wikipedia?

Martin Percossi haskell-cafe at martinpercossi.com
Thu Oct 18 11:50:42 EDT 2007

http://www.conservapedia.com/Examples_of_Bias_in_Wikipedia -- if not 
ordained directly from the Almighty, then at least by his earth-bound 

No, but seriously, I agree with Le Hacker Soleil, news of wikipedia's 
inaccuracies is greatly exaggerated.


jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr wrote:

> David Barton writes:
>> The trustworthy articles on Wikipedia have references that can be 
>> checked, and read.  The ones without references are not to be 
>> trusted......
> Let's apply (illegally) some recursive reasoning.
> Why should we trust Dave Barton? He didn't give any references either!
> Seriously.
> *PLEASE*, show me untrustworthy Wikipedia pages. But NOT stub pages, 
> visibly
> waiting to be completed.
> I do not claim that there aren't any. Encyclopaedia Britannica is not
> checked by the Almighty either...
> But I dont like accusations without explicit proofs. There are constant
> revisions of W_P, and established protocols to solve disputes. And, 
> remember
> that already the invitation to editing says plainly that articles without
> references are routinely removed.
> Jerzy Karczmarczuk
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