reply to post by Maxmars
Listen, the fact that there exists a giant body of information like wikipedia is not the cause of my frustration. The problem is more and more people
are gravitating to wikipedia without
checking the sources. Our culture is getting faster and faster and more about instant gratification. It's
great that you and others check sources on wiki. Really, it matters.
Having a giant body of knowledge to which everyone can freely contribute is downright dangerous if people do not use empiricism, rationalism, and
skepticism equally in the search for knowledge.
If you want to find information without using wiki, here is one example. This is a free, publicly accessible, peer reviewed article on the differences
between monocot plants and dicots.
There are plenty of places on the net to get factual information. If you want to debate epistemology and how we even know what is factual, then I'd be
more than happy to meet you in the philosophy forum. If, however your skepticism knob is turned up so much higher than your empiricism and rationalism
knobs that you believe wikipedia is the only bastion of free, un-corrupted information on the entire internet, then we are at a fundamental cleavage
and I'm not sure how to progress.
edit on 30-1-2013 by ZeroReady because: Someone misunderstood what I said so I must be trolling