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Re: Wikipedia UFO Entries & CSICOP/CSI

From: Greg Sandow <greg.nul>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 10:58:38 -0500
Archived: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 08:05:37 -0500
Subject: Re: Wikipedia UFO Entries & CSICOP/CSI


>From: Bill Chalker <bill_c.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 23:53:23 +1100
>Subject: Re: Wikipedia UFO Entries & CSICOP/CSI [was: Kaku...]

>>From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 13:00:21 -0800
>>Subject: Wikipedia UFO Entries & CSICOP/CSI [was: Kaku...]

>>I've been recently trying to edit a very slanted article on the
>>ETH over on Wikipedia which failed to present such arguments in
>>favor of the ETH.

<snip>

>Myself and others have had a sort of 'UFO history war' about the
>Wikipedia entry on "Australian Ufology". It is a skewed,
>unbalanced and troubled article that reflects the biases and
>agendas of the anonymous edits.

Myth: Wikipedia is entirely written by a vast community of
independent contributors.

Reality: Wikipedia is controlled by a small group of insiders,
who work hard to guarantee that craziness stays out of the text.

It pretty much has to be that way, if Wikipedia is going to have
any credibility. But a recent interview with Wikipedia's head
guy was quite revealing. He seems to think that most of the
contributors shouldn't get much respect.

In this case, I can imagine that - like many people in
established positions - the Wikipedia insiders think UFOs are
nonsense, and gravitate to the skeptical position. But that
makes David's and Bill's work even more courageous and
necessary. I'd say keep it up, just bombard Wikipedia, and
maybe, just maybe, the people in charge will change their view.

Thanks for your good work, guys. And happy holidays to everyone!


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