[Foundation-l] Has Wikipedia changed since 2005?

SlimVirgin slimvirgin at gmail.com
Sun Oct 3 14:14:07 UTC 2010

On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 07:15, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3 October 2010 14:09, Andreas Kolbe <jayen466 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I have a hard time believing that it should be impossible to find a source which states something that "everyone knows". If it's assumed prior knowledge in journal articles, it should still be possible to find it in basic introductions to the field.
>> Example?
> I too have trouble actually getting examples when I ask. But that's a
> complaint I've heard from more than one person. So I'm presuming
> there's something to it.
If I were going to write an article about truth, I know which
philosophers and arguments it would be important to mention. I'd be
surprised if that list is in a book anywhere, and it takes years to
learn it.

Expertise isn't about citing sources. It's about knowing which sources
to cite. And this is something that specialists may not get right
either, because they have to keep themselves up to date, which isn't

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