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Re: Wikipedia UFO Entries & CSICOP/CSI

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 13:05:47 -0500
Archived: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 08:00:53 -0500
Subject: Re: Wikipedia UFO Entries & CSICOP/CSI

[non-subscriber submission]

Unfortunately, Wikipedia's strangely casual attitude towards its
own credibility extends well beyond the controversial subject of

An example of the utter worthlessness of another entry is that
for "Air Racing History", a subject that is known sufficiently
well by the undersigned to warrant his election to the
presidency of the Society of Air Racing Historians. I checked
the entry on this topic a year ot so ago and was shocked to read
a few paragraphs which were riddled with errors. I promtly
corrected the many mistakes, as requested by the website's
policy, appending my credentials. I checked back a couple of
weeks later and found my entry replaced by another one which was
substantially wrong, though not quite as bad as the first.

To refer anyone to this section of the website would therefore
be unthinkable, and I have no reason to believe that many other
entries are any more factual. Wikipedia, rather than being an
example of democracy in action, illustrates nothing better than

Don Berliner
The Fund for UFO Research, Inc.

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