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Monday, March 31, 2014

Wiki Bravo!

Here's what Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, said in reply to members of the alternative medicine community who don't like the way their pseudo-science has been portrayed on the info-site after they started a petition to make Wikipedia change its policies:

No, you have to be kidding me. Every single person who signed this petition needs to go back to check their premises and think harder about what it means to be honest, factual, truthful. Wikipedia's policies around this kind of thing are exactly spot-on and correct. If you can get your work published in respectable scientific journals -- that is to say, if you can produce evidence through replicable scientific experiments, then Wikipedia will cover it appropriately. What we won't do is pretend that the work of lunatic charlatans is the equivalent of "true scientific discourse." It isn't.
Bravo, Jimmy!