[Wikipedia-l] pitching an idea

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Mon Apr 18 00:15:00 UTC 2005

David Gerard wrote:

>Wouter Steenbeek (musiqolog at hotmail.com) [050418 04:17]:
>>You didn't get the point! Indeed, scientists are given a big authority, so 
>>people, especially encyclopaedia-makers, use their theories to form their 
>>opinion. So, in our culture, the view of scientists is especially favoured 
>>among encyclopaedia-makers, because they are supposed to have justificated 
>>their views by means of an elaborate dialectic process, not by dogmatic 
>>tradition. On the other hand, for other people the Bible might have a 
>>bigger authority. They form a different image of the world around us than 
>>we do, and than most scientists do.
>was supposed to be humour ...
We recently had a long debate that established that Wikipedia is a 
serious encyclopedia which does not engage in the kind of tomfoolery 
found in that magazine. :-)


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