Thursday, August 2, 2012

Creationists frustrated and give up editing Wikipedia

Thought I would share these Wikipedia links with you all.  (I probably discovered them from one of Tim Farley's links).

The first one Wicked Glitch writes that creationists are throwing in the towel (according to Evolution News and Views) as far as Wikipedia goes.  They just can't get their edits to stay on the page they are editing.  Wonder why?

Love how they envision us editors... 

Evolution News and Views, (an intelligent design blog) recently did a post whining about how ID proponents can’t force Wikipedia to represent them in a favorable light because a few “unemployed” evolutionists with too much time on their hands vigilantly monitor Wikipedia and immediately remove/modify any pro-ID edits. The post mentions a “highly technical” study...

Must make sure to get this good news to Dr. Eugenie Scott.  Now I guess she can relax!  Just kidding folks.  As was just recently reported by our very own Tim Farley, we can't just relax just because we are in the right.  Science and critical thinking needs us and letting down our guard is not a good thing.
The second URL is to a study someone did on  the Dynamics of Conflicts in Wikipedia.  Very interesting reading.

 I'm always on the lookout for good Wikipedia related articles, so pass them on if you find them.

BTW - I have turned off the ability for anonymous people to leave comments on this blog.  I was forever getting spammed and it was annoying.  The last person to leave an anonymous comment was James Randi, on this blog.  I don't think it will get better than that.

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  1. So, they use an ad hominem argument, that we're all unemployed, as the basis that Wikipedia fails to accept that intelligent design is a real science? Well, as I always say, logical fallacies, such as ad hominem arguments, are used when one doesn't have evidence for a position. There we go.

  2. As an "unemployed" editor since 2005 and admin since 2007 with about 72,000 edits under his belt, all I can say is, "See ya, creationists. This is one more battlefield that along with the courts, you don't get to control. Don't let the web browser hit you on the ass on the way out."