[Foundation-l] Has Wikipedia changed since 2005?

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Sun Oct 3 15:46:50 UTC 2010

On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 11:14 AM, Peter Damian
<peter.damian at btinternet.com> wrote:
> But in certain areas it has not succeeded at all - philosophy in particular,
> and to a certain extent the humanities.  The question is why is that so.

"The threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia is verifiability, not
truth—whether readers can check that material in Wikipedia has already
been published by a reliable source, not whether editors think it is

In philosophy, as well as in the humanities, there's a lot of
information which is verifiable but not true (unless you're going to
define "a reliable source" as a source which doesn't contain false
information, anyway).

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