On 7/11/05, Paul Jakma <paul at clubi.ie> wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Jul 2005, Paul Biggar wrote:
>> > On 7/11/05, Paul Jakma <paul at clubi.ie> wrote:
> Err, why not read the reference yourself? Use your brain and evaluate
> credibility - as you have to do for /all/ information.
It would take an incredibly large amount of time to verify references
on every page you read. Contrast this with a proper encyclopedia: once
you ascertain it's reliablilty for a few pages, you can be pretty
certain of the quality across the whole thing.
> > And it's references are terrible: if you're lucky, the title of the
> > book the info came from, or a link to the page. More usually
> > nothing.
>> Strange, other day we were talking about chili on #linux and were
> wondering whether hot chili could be bad for you. Went to wiki and
> found an EU paper on the subject in the references..
An occasional well written page (funny I can't find it - has it
changed already?), doesn't clear the rest (and vice-versa, my example
doesnt condemn the rest). But taking medical advice for wikipedia?
paul.biggar at gmail.com
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